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Renewable energy sources showing growth

Jan. 13, 2012, Washington, DC - Renewable energy sources are seemingly increasing in prevalence by leaps and bounds, which is good news for producers and consumers.


January 13, 2012
By David Manly

Jan. 13, 2012, Washington, DC – Renewable energy sources are seemingly
increasing in prevalence by leaps and bounds, which is good news for
producers and consumers.

According to an article from RenewableEnergyWorld.com, the recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration states that renewable energy sources provided 11.95 percent of domestic U.S. energy production, up from only 10.85 percent in 2010.

"Looking at all energy sectors (e.g., electricity, transportation,
thermal), renewable energy output, including hydropower, grew by 14.44%
in 2011 compared to 2010. Among the renewable energy sources,
conventional hydropower provided 4.35% of domestic energy production
during the first nine months of 2011, followed by biomass (3.15%),
biofuels (2.57%), wind (1.45%), geothermal (0.29%), and solar (0.15%)."

The article also states that in terms of overall consumption,
renewable energy contributed 13 percent of total power consumed, but only accounted for 9.35 percent of energy used in the U.S.


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