Here is another example of the shale gas boom killing renewables.
New US solar generation that was below 500 megawatts per year in 2008, reached a bit less than 1,000 megawatts in 2010, then 2,000 megawatts in 2011, 3,000 megawatts in 2012, and is projected to hit a rather incredible 4,000 megawatts plus next year. Solar is likely to be about 25% of all new US capacity built in 2013. Wow! http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/recent-findings/california-poised-regain-us-solar-pv-dominance-reports-npd-solarbuzz.