“electricity” Charts

Renewable Energy Passes Nuclear, But 7x Behind Fossil Fuels »

Despite gains in production by renewable energy, almost doubling in its ability to produce between 2001 and 2013, and surpassing…

Stephen Ostermiller
by: Stephen Ostermiller
views: 358
Score: 5

Affordable Solar in Your Future »

This chart gives the big picture on solar costs with the most conservative example: solar energy in the Midwest –…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 255
Score: 3

Decrease in Number of Oil Spills »

The number of oil spills in U.S. water has decreased by more than 50%, from 8,354 spills in 2000 to…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 162
Score: 3

Solar Means Huge Economic Benefits for Missouri »

According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 21% of Missouri's power could come from rooftop solar energy. And that could…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 71
Score: 1

States Have Enormous Local Renewable Energy Potential »

States don't need dirty energy and most don't need to import energy, either. This map illustrates the state-by-state potential to…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 264
Score: 1

Improvements Needed to Xcel’s Proposed MN Solar Program »

Xcel Energy has published their proposed community solar program on September 30, 2013. The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has submitted…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 108
Score: 1

Are We Ready for a Solar Rooftop Revolution? »

Solar power is getting cheaper and growing faster every year. Are our utilities ready for a swarm of customer-owned solar…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 84
Score: 1

Utility Scale Clean Electricity Generation »

Over 200,000 Megawatt hours of generated electricity came from renewable power sources in 2014. This is the first time in…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 59

How much do American Homeowners Pay to Keep the Lights On? »

The price per kilowatt-hour of electricity has been increasing steadily since 2002, but the price climbed most steeply between 2002…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 23

Where Does Our Electricity Come From? »

When you flick on a light or check your email, you are using electricity. What but natural resources are used…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 292

U.S. Power Just a Drop in the Global CO2 Emissions Bucket »

This chart shows three carbon dioxide emissions pathways generated from IPCC scenarios (one high-end, one low-end, and one middle of…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 74

Who's Keeping Your Lights On? Sources of Alternative Energy »

The majority of U.S. electricity is created by coal, but 13% is created by renewable resources. Of these resources, hydroelectric…

Lauren L.
by: Lauren L.
views: 35

Energy in Minnesota: Nothing Xcels Except the Price »

Xcel’s retail electricity rates have risen nearly 40% in the past decade and the utility announced its intention to increase…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 114

Which States Allow "Shared Renewables"? »

10 states and the District of Columbia allow virtual net metering or "shared renewables," a policy that allows many people…

Institute for Local Self-
by: Institute for Local Self-
views: 376

Cost of Electricity from Solar Power »

Coal may seem cheap, but transmission costs and power losses from centralized power stations can offset any economies of scale.…

Waste Generation by Material »

In 2011, Americans generated 250 million tons of municipal solid waste. Paper and paperboard accounted for 28% of this waste,…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 314

Americans Are Generating Less Waste »

In 2011, Americans generated 250.4 million tons of municipal solid waste, 3.3 million tons less than in 2005. This decrease…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 129

Recycling Rates Keep Climbing »

Of the 250.4 million tons of municipal solid waste (trash) generated by Americans in 2011, 86.9 million tons (34.7%) of…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 119

Are Oil Spills a Fading Problem? »

Oil spills in U.S. water have decreased from 8,354 spills in 2000 to 3,492 in 2009. However, spill volume has…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 86

U.S. Electricity Generation by Fuel Type »

The U.S. is relying more on natural gas and less on coal to generate electricity. In 2005, 49.6% of electricity…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 395