30 Apr '13, 12am

Good news - renewable energy in the USA up to 11% of total, doubling in last 5 years @bglive

Good news - renewable energy in the USA up to 11% of total, doubling in last 5 years @bglive

Wind and solar have more than doubled their share of total production since 2008. This graph shows primary domestic energy production (in quadrillion BTU) by source in December 2012. Production from renewable sources increased 14% since 2008. By Erin Weaver Renewable energy’s share of American energy production is increasing, according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Comparing data from 2008 and 2012, EIA reports that the portion of domestic energy production from renewable sources increased from 9.84% to 11.23% (an increase of 14%) and from 7.24% to 9.3% of consumption (an increase of 28.45%). Overall domestic energy production increased 8.15% in that time, while production from renewable sources grew 23.48%. Hydropower, making up the largest share of renewable energy production, at 30%, grew 7% since 2008, while wind and solar en...

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