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Solar and Wind Power Are Growing Faster Than Any Other Energy Source

Meghan French Dunbar January 3, 2015

In 2013, new solar generation capacity grew by 41%. From 2009 to 2013, new wind generation capacity grew by an average of 31% annually.

But, in 2013, only 4.13% of electricity was generated by wind energy resources
and a mere 0.23% of electricity was generated by solar resources.


2013 ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN THE U.S. BY ENERGY SOURCE 


80%

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently concluded that renewable energy technologies that are currently available today, in combination with a more flexible electric grid, could supply 80% of US electricity demand in the year 2050.

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