Between 2009 and 2010, renewable energy consumption rose by 6% to over 8 quadrillion Btu. At the same time, total U.S. energy consumption rebounded by 4% to nearly 98 quadrillion Btu. Wind generation increased by 21 billion kWh to 95 billion kilowatt hours, as it experienced across-the-board increases in 34 states between 2009 and 2010. The mounting trend within the energy industry brings generous growth potential to U.S. manufacturers. Today's Energy Solutions serves the power generation industry by closely examining current energy processes as well as delving into the pros and cons of alternative energy solutions.