Renewables Made Up Half of New 2012 US Electric Power

According to the CleanEdge 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, renewable energy from wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and other sources, accounted for forty-nine percent of U.S. added electricity capacity during 2012. This was the largest percentage ever.

Wind capacity was forty-one percent of the growth.

Natural gas–not considered a renewable–accounted for thirty-three percent of added electric capacity.