"Surging Renewable Sector Pulls Even With Nuclear Power in U.S."

"Declining nuclear power and a strengthening renewable fuels sector have left the two energy sources neck-and-neck for their share of U.S. energy production, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The percent of domestic energy production obtained from renewable fuels - biomass, geothermal, solar, wind and water - rose to 10.9 percent last year, up from 10.6 percent in 2009. Meanwhile nuclear energy dipped from 11.5 percent in 2009 to 11.3 percent in 2010.

Fossil fuels accounted for 77.8 percent of domestic energy production, or 58.3 quadrillion BTUs of the nearly 75 quadrillion BTUs produced in the United States last year."

Douglas Fischer reports for The Daily Climate April 5, 2011.


"Will Disasters Finally Tip the Balance for Renewable Solutions?" (Huffington Post)

"Nuclear Crisis Highlights Prospects for Renewables" (Reuters)

"Is the Moment for Electric Cars Finally Driving Up?" (McClatchy)

Source: Daily Climate, 04/06/2011