Energy Month Tag

Energy Month: Natural Gas

17 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Natural gas has become the fossil fuel of choice in the last decade as energy producers shift towards less environmentally-impactful fuels. The U.S. today produces almost all of the natural gas that it uses. Investments into fracking technology allowed massive upticks in production in the U.S. and current innovations promise…

Energy Month: Coal

17 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Coal is primarily used to create electricity in the United States. For coal to create electricity, bituminous or subbituminous coal is burned, which turns water into steam that turns a turbine and creates electricity. Bituminous and subbituminous coal is found in abundance in West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. In…

Energy Month: Wind Energy

17 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Wind energy has been used for purposes of sailing and flying for hundreds of years. Wind energy can also be harnessed for electricity via wind turbines. Turbines, advanced from the previous windmills, use the wind to turn propellers that generate electricity, delivered to homes and businesses through transmission and distribution…

Energy Month: Renewable Energy

09 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Renewable energy sources have received significant amounts of investment in recent years as combating climate change becomes a higher priority. Sunlight, the movement of water, and the natural movement of wind all have been harnessed to generate energy. Most of these systems work by harnessing the heat or kinetic energy…

Energy Month: Fossil Fuels

09 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

The U.S. has a diverse and proven supply of several types of fossil fuels that can be used to power the national grid. Coal, natural gas, and petroleum all have been used to power American homes, heat and cool buildings, and power vehicles for over a century. Since the Industrial…

Energy Month: Hydropower

01 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years at small scales to power windmills on farms but has massive potential to provide commercial electricity for entire cities and parts of the country. Hydroelectric dams can either harness the power of fast-flowing rivers or release a large amount of water that…

Energy Month: Nuclear Energy

01 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Nuclear energy has long been a technology that most associate with large, expensive reactors that cost billions to build. However, nuclear power can generate massive amounts of energy with zero carbon emissions. The costs to build nuclear plants have skyrocketed even though nuclear power generation in the U.S. peaked in…

Energy Month: Petroleum

01 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Petroleum has long been used to power vehicles, heat homes, and facilitate travel across the U.S. As climate change becomes a more pressing issue, oil extraction and associated petroleum products have come under scrutiny for the heavy impact on the environment. Of particular concern is the process of fracking, which…

Energy Month: Solar Energy

01 Aug 2022, Posted by John Cassibry in All Posts, Blog Posts

Solar energy continues to be utilized by homeowners to decrease their energy bills in regions of the U.S. with lots of sunlight. The two main types of solar power – photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) – generated 88 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) in 2020. Solar panels have become…