02 Apr '12, 3pm

Renewables Experience Explosive Growth in First Three Years of Obama Administration via @reworld

Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) grew by 27.12 percent. By comparison, during the same three-year period, total domestic energy production increased by just 6.72 percent with natural gas and crude oil production growing by 13.66 percent and 14.27 percent respectively. Moreover, during the same period, nuclear power declined by 1.99 percent and coal dropped by 7.16 percent. Looking at all energy sectors (e.g., electricity, transportation, thermal), renewable energy sources accounted for 11.74 percent of domestic energy production in 2011 — compared to 9.85 percent in 2008. In fact, renewable energy sources provided 10.90 percent more energy in 2011 than did nuclear power, although nuclear still provides a larger share of the nation’s electricity. (On the consumption side, which ...

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