19 Oct '15, 4pm

[email protected]: #Windpower continues to dominate renewable energy growth In U.S.: @NAWindpower #windworks

The U.S.' reliance on wind, solar and other renewable sources of energy has reached historic levels and is poised to make even greater gains in the near future, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). NRDC's third-annual energy report, "A Tectonic Shift in America's Energy Landscape," found that the energy sector emitted less dangerous carbon pollution last year than in 1996 and has shown a full 10% reduction over the past decade. Meanwhile, coal and electricity consumption are down nationwide, while oil use today is lower than it was in the early 1970s, the report shows. Wind power in particular continues to dominate the nation's renewable energy growth - contributing roughly two-thirds of generation from renewable resources other than hydropower. Additionally, wind power production scored a 33-fold increase from 2000 to 2014. Meanwhile, s...

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