electrical generation

11% of U.S. Energy Production from Renewable Resources in 2010

The fossil fuel industry and the politicians and pseudo-scientists it buys are fond of saying that renewable energy can’t power the world. That claim will eventually be proven ridiculous. For now, though, many may be surprised to know that renewable resources already account nearly 11% of U.S. energy production.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported that U.S. energy production from renewable energy sources such as biomass/biofuels, hydro, geothermal, solar, water, and wind energy rose to 10.92% in 2010. Nuclear energy’s share dropped a bit to 11.26%.