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Growth in Renewables Matching U.S. Nuclear Generation

A business group geared toward sustainable energy says renewable sources of energy for the first time are generating nearly as much power as the entire fleet of U.S. nuclear reactors.

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), along with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, on February 15 released the sixth edition of its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The report says power generation from renewables contributes 18% of the nation’s electricity production, helped by continued growth in wind and solar installations, and an increase in hydropower, particularly in the western U.S.

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