Not all fuel sources were created equal. Five-hundred tons of coal, 3 million cubic feet of natural gas and 56 pounds of uranium will produce the same amount of energy. Renewable forms – wind and solar – are long-term prospects.
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet granted a company permission to build two nuclear generators and 88 miles of transmission lines in Miami-Dade County, despite opposition from local governments.
Even big cities like L.A. don't have the capacity to collect energy data in a timely fashion. But a federal program helps the city’s building owners measure consumption.