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Renewable Energy Consumption Tops Nuclear For First Time [Headlines]

A report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals that consumption levels of renewable energy has exceeded that of nuclear power.

Caroline Ku
  • 18 august 2011

According to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the consumption of energy from renewable sources recently topped both the current and the historical consumption levels for nuclear energy. The shift was immediately caused by nuclear outages that coincided with the high-water season for hydropower generation.

But there’s a long-term upward trend in renewables which can be seen here, too, thanks to the increased consumption of biofuels and wind capacity additions. Sarah Perez/Tech Crunch.

Image by janie.hernandez55 via Flickr.

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