Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I thought that to start off, I should collect as much baseline information as possible. Here are some real good figures that I found on the Department of Energy's website:
Information was originally from the Energy Information Administration's 2003 "Combined Heat and Power Plant Report."
I was kind of surprised to see the amount of hydroelectric power generated in the United States, although I would guess that a large portion of that comes from large operations such as the Hoover Dam.
Below is another plot of average electricity prices by state. I thought it was relevent since my last post dealt a lot with electricity prices so I better indicate where those numbers came from.