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Renewables Trending Higher

Renewables are gaining a greater share of domestic energy production according to the latest government figure released by the U.S. Department of Energy. The race between renewables and nuclear power is tightening. More specifically, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, water, and wind) accounted for 10.9 percent of domestic energy production and increased by 5.7 percent compared to the same period in 2009. Meanwhile, nuclear power accounted for 11.4 percent of domestic energy production but provided 0.5 percent less energy than a year earlier. Among the renewable energy sources, biomass and biofuels accounted for about 52 percent, hydropower for 31.5 percent, wind for 10.5 percent, geothermal for 4.6 percent, and solar for 1.4 percent.

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