Coal power plants are going offline, in favor of Natural Gas plants

“In the past year, coal plants have been facing a perfect storm of falling natural gas prices, a continued trend of high coal prices and weak demand for electricity,” Susan Tierney wrote in the report. Tierney wrote that those factors have combined to make coal a less desirable fuel source. Coal-generated electricity has been waning …

U.S. imported less than 50% of the oil consumed in 2010 – first time in 13 years

In 2010, we imported less than 50 percent of the oil our nation consumed—the first time that’s happened in 13 years—and the trend continued in 2011. via