29 Jun '12, 5pm

Renewable Energy Supplies 7% US Electricity, Has Anyone Noticed?

by Dan Seif, Rocky Mountain Institute Between April 2011 and March 2012, the US generated 5% of its annual electricity from renewable sources, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). To be exact, the US generated 204 terawatt-hours (TWh) out of 4,070 TWh from non-hydro renewables - solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydro. Putting this annual total of non-hydro renewable generation in context, this is: More than the total electrical use of 197 nations (92% of all nations), including Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, and Thailand. More than the combined electrical use of the Philippines, Switzerland, and Malaysia. Enough electrical energy to power about 16 million American homes, deducting about 10% for transmission and distribution losses. The data submission forms the EIA uses do not catch every last TWh, and indeed, don't include solar photovoltaic gen...

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