Management of Engineering and Technology
Current energy systems in the US predominantly are powered by hydro, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, nuclear and tidal power. Almost 83% of total electricity used in the United States is coming from two sources; coal and hydro. While the rest 17% are coming from five other sources; wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, nuclear and tidal . The primary factors responsible for the impediment use of these renewable technologies are being exploited through careful evaluations of the technical, social/political, environmental and economical issues. These criteria are investigated in the next section.
Pham, Francis; Liu, Ying; Ghafoori, Parisa; Eshghi, Shahrokh; and Alizadeh, Yasser, "Socio-Technical Issues for Transition to Renewable Energies" (2009). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 797.