the energy terrain

One thing is clear: When it comes to energy, there is no free lunch. It would be foolish to assume that transitioning to renewable energy will solve all of our energy and environmental problems. We must consider the current status of each resource as well as any other major concerns, environmental and otherwise, that may exist.

Of course the energy economy is constantly in flux; this overview of the energy landscape can necessarily provide only a snapshot in time. It is intended to offer a foundation of understanding about the current energy mix, building on “energy literacy.”