America’s Changing Energy Picture

Ramped-up efforts to diversify U.S.

Ramped-up efforts to diversify U.S. energy use are paying off. The United States is lessening its dependence on imports from politically shaky parts of the globe such as the Middle East and Africa. Look for oil imports to fall below 40% of total supply by 2015 or so, compared with 60% in 2005.

Where will be getting our energy? Click through to find out.


Sources: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Solar Energy Industries Assn., American Wind Energy Assn., McKinsey, Kiplinger

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Jim Patterson
Managing Editor, The Kiplinger Letter

Jim joined Kiplinger in December 2010, covering energy and commodities markets, autos, environment and sports business for The Kiplinger Letter. He is now the managing editor of The Kiplinger Letter and The Kiplinger Tax Letter. He also frequently appears on radio and podcasts to discuss the outlook for gasoline prices and new car technologies. Prior to joining Kiplinger, he covered federal grant funding and congressional appropriations for Thompson Publishing Group, writing for a range of print and online publications. He holds a BA in history from the University of Rochester.