A Clean Energy Milestone

Firework 2010 1 A Clean Energy Milestone

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports thatrenewable energy rose to a historic high in the first quarter of 2001 –now producing at a greater rate than nuclear power. Renewable energysources (biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, hydro, and wind) provided11.73% of U.S. energy production (vs. nuclear’s 11.10%).

Of course, most of our renewable energy is large hydroelectric damsand corn ethanol, which have their own ecological issues; less than 2%is solar, wind, geothermal, run-of-river hydro, algae, etc. But hey –one takes good news where one finds it.