There’s been a lot of positive news about clean energy lately. For instance, we’vereportedthat from 2008 to the present, wind and solar energy capacity in the United States has tripled.
Now, anew reportfrom the U.S. Energy Information Administration makes a similar point. It finds that the electricity generated from wind and solar grew a lot faster than electricitygenerated by fossil fuels last year. In fact, solar more than doubled, and wind outgrew all other sources.
“I think the story that renewable generation is up from wind and solar and other sources is certainly the story to tell,” said Emily Williams, deputy director of industry data and analysis at the American Wind Energy Association, which heralded the report.
Here’s the bad news, though: Wind and solar are still only contributing a small fraction of the total electricity that we use, and far, far less than coal. They…
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