The United States is a huge consumer of energy as it’s a huge economy. As analytical data shows the United States relies mostly on fossil fuel like petroleum, coal, nuclear energy to generate the energy it needs and a very small percentage of energy is produced by clean energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal.
The domestic need for energy has rapidly increased in the past decades following the immense technological and industrial growth, consumption has surpassed the domestic energy limits hence, the difference is largely met by imports. Although the shift to renewable and clean energy is in the making and policies are in place to smooth the transition from fossil to clean energy, the U.S. might face some energy crisis due to the depleting fossil fuels. The United States Department of Energy deals with the policy generation for domestic energy production as well as setting the regulations for the energy sector, this department also sponsors research in physical sciences than any other U.S. federal agency, majority of which is carried out by National Laboratories. United States politics is also converging on the clean energy issue as 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Senator Elizabeth Warren has challenged her fellow democrats to commit to transitioning the United States fully to clean energy over the next decade for electricity, vehicles, and buildings.
The Trump administration is already facing the Energy Crisis converging on them as demand for cleaner energy is increasing at an alarming rate. It will be interesting to see how an economy as large as the United States reacts and responds to the clean energy approach. As of now the Energy sector of the U.S. is seeing an ever-increasing trend like never before in the Energy Sector.