According to the latest data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) Renewable Energy is becoming a larger part of domestic energy production in the United States. EIA publishes a Monthly Energy Review (the “Review”) which examines the latest figures regarding all sources of energy.
The December 2010 Review revealed that renewables made up 11 percent of primary energy production in the first 9 months of 2010. Renewable energy sources, which include bio-mass, solar/photovoltaic, geo-thermal, wind and hydro-electric, accounted for 10.9 percent of domestic energy production. This marks a 5.7 percent increase over the same time period in 2009. Within the category of renewable energy, biomass and biofuels made up 52 percent, hydropower made up 31.5 percent, geothermal 4.6 percent and solar 1.4 percent.
A copy of the December 2010 Review is available here.