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Renewable Electricity Nearly Doubled in last 4 years (US)

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Renewable Electricity Nearly Doubles in last 4 years (US): I Think They’re The Future.

 
Non-hydro renewable electricity generation has nearly doubled since President Obama took office, reaching 5.75 percent of net electricity, according to figures from the Energy Information Administration.


In 2008, before Obama entered the White House, non-hydro resources like solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass represented just over 3 percent of generation. Today, they total nearly 6 percent.
Ken Bossong of the Sun Day Campaign has been meticulously following EIA generation figures over the years. In his assessment of the figures below, Bossong offers an historical perspective:
During 2008, the last full year of the Bush Administration, non-hydro renewables accounted for 3.06% of net electrical generation with an average monthly output of 10,508 gigawatthours. By mid-2012, the average monthly electrical generation from non-hydro renewables had grown by 78.70% to 18,777 gigawatthours. Comparing monthly electrical output in 2008 versus 2012, solar has expanded by 285.19%, wind by 171.72%, and geothermal by 13.53%. However, electrical generation from biomass dropped by 0.56%.

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The Top 10 Countries for Solar Energy Now

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The Top Ten Countries for Solar Energy Now. Ckeck it out. 

 

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Your fuel cell powered city of the future - Energy Independence

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Your fuel cell powered city of the future.   Energy Independence #Infographic

 

 

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Germany: 6000% more Solar than US

Germany: 6000% more Solar than US | Sustainable ⊜ Smart Path | Scoop.it

Germany has transformed and innovated its Energy & Economy. We need to change our power sources away from polluting sources. The only reason we're not is because rich oil & coal interests lobby to block that. They don't want to lose their golden goose.

 

We are stuck in the past. #Future #Energy

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The Sky Is the Limit for Wind Power: Scientific American

The Sky Is the Limit for Wind Power: Scientific American | Sustainable ⊜ Smart Path | Scoop.it

The amount of power to be reaped from tapping low- and high-altitude winds dwarfs global demand.

 

Wind turbines on land and offshore could readily provide more than four times the power that the world as a whole currently uses. Throw in kites or robot aircraft generating electricity from sky-high winds and the world could physically extract roughly 100 times more power than presently employed—and the climatic consequences remain minimal. 

 

Two new computer-model analyses suggest there are few limits to the wind's potential. Although "there are physical limits to the amount of power that can be harvested from winds, these limits are well above total global energy demand," explains climate-modeler Kate Marvel of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

 

#Future #Renewable #Energy #ClimateChange

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