Led by rapidly growing wind and solar, renewable energy resources produced 14.2% of America's electricity in the first 6 months, up from 13.57% in the same period during 2012. Hydro remains the single biggest source of renewable electricity, but wind is gaining rapidly on hydro power.
Wind will surpass hydro power in the next 3 to 5 years to become America's largest source of green electricity. And as wind closes on hydro, renewable energy gains on nuclear power.
Nuclear power generated 382 billion kilowatt-hours in the first half of 2013, while renewable energy generated 278 billion kilowatt-hours. Renewable energy generation plants and systems will close that gap certainly by 2020 and possibly by 2017.
That's right. Renewable energy is grows steadily more powerful and will provide America more electricity than nuclear power in the next 4 to 7 years.