Not So Energy-Independent After All
The nation's electric-power system is not completely energy-independent. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), 99% of all electricity produced in the U.S. is oil-free, including electric power produced for Alaska and Hawaii. But the fact that the nation's power is oil-free doesn't mean the U.S. hasn't needed to import other fuels.
The villain is the nuclear-power industry, as it's the only power producer that's dependent on foreign fuels. According to EIA, 91% of nuclear fuels delivered to commercial nuclear power plants have originated from foreign sources....622 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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