What kinds of fuels—renewables, fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, or nuclear—will America use for electricity generation in the year 2030? What percent will each fuel type contribute to meeting our energy needs? A readable but opinionated report on the summary of the U.S. Energy Information Agency’s 2008 predictions about energy production and use can be found on the Internet by going to www.world-nuclear-news.org. Click on the “Energy & Environment” link and search for the story, US nuclear to grow, but not fast enough. To read the original EIA outlook, go to www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/index.html.
To read the September 2008 The Future of Electricity column that goes along with this supplement, go to Future fuels.