As the United States grapples with an unstable economy, energy generation takes on new importance. Over 40 percent of the average American’s carbon footprint is tied to energy, whether it is electricity to cool one’s home or to fuel one’s car.
Because of its significance, it is worthwhile to scrutinize the different forms of energy sources to discover which types deliver an adequate return-on-investment. The answer may surprise you.
Factors Determining the Costs
There are several things to consider when determining the actual cost of energy generation. These factors include start-up costs, lifespan of a particular type and capacity. There are also intangible aspects, such as other environmental or human health impacts. All of these can determine the value of a particular form of energy.…