Monday, August 22, 2011

Renewables Provide 14.5% of Electricity Thru May

The combination of pouring rain and a sustained wind farm construction boom from 2008 to this year has made 2011 thru May the year of renewable energy. All renewables produced 14.5% of America's power in the first 5 months of 2011, with hydro accounting for 9% and the other renewables 5.5%.

The market share of renewables will likely fall during the remainder of 2011 as wind production and hydro production decline in summer, while total power production increases. Yet, renewable electricity is becoming a big part of powering America.

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