“Renewable energy is on the rise. Roughly 15 percent of the electricity generated in the United States comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass, amounting to 64 million of the 411 million megawatt-hours (MWH) of total electricity generated in July, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That’s a jump up from just 9 percent a decade ago. From large-scale wind farms to single panels installed on rooftops, renewable energy has gone from novel to commonplace.
This trend has many environmentalists wondering about the future of U.S. energy. As part of …”