The most recent issue of the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Monthly Energy Review” has revealed that renewable energy sources have grown significantly in the first three years of the Obama administration during the first three years of the Obama administration. The report recoded data through to December 31, 2011.
The report revealed that the entirety of renewable energies increased by 27.12% with solar power growing by 28.09%. At the same time there was a decline in nuclear power by 1.99% and a further decline in coal by 7.16%. By comparison, in 2008 solar power grew by 110%, second only to wind power, which grew by 116.3%.
“The numbers speak for themselves – notwithstanding politically-inspired criticism, the pro-renewable energy policies pioneered by the Obama Administration have generated dramatic growth rates during the past three years, vastly outpacing those of all other energy sources,” said Ken Bossong, executive director of the SUN DAY campaign. “The investments in sustainable energy made by the federal government as well as state and private funders have paid off handsomely underscoring the short-sightedness of emerging proposals to slash or discontinue such support.”