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The Data contradicts several Myths about Renewable Energy

The ECOreport examined the latest data from EIA and Fraunhofer ISE and found the data contradicts several myths about Renewable Energy.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The biggest news to come out of the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) report for August, is that utility solar’s production of electricity is up 93.6% over last year. This is the principal reason that the renewable contribution is up 9.6% and only half of the story. The EIA does not record production from rooftop solar (which means solar’s overall contribution is significantly higher) and production figures are down in every fossil fuel sector. This trend is also seen in the latest figures  from Germany, where solar production is up 7.7%, wind 8% and biomass 11% over last year. The data contradicts several myths about Renewable energy.

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Utility Scale Solar is up 127% over Last Year

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released the electicity statistics for May 2014.  The biggest story, utility scale solar is up 127% over last year.

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US Renewable Usage and CO2 emissions Have Increased YTD

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has just released two reports on the first four months of 2014. US Renewable Usage and CO2 emissions have both substantially increased.
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US Renewable Sector is Growing, but still a small Contributor

by Roy L Hales

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The Sun Day Campaign has just released a press release proclaiming the fact non-hydro renewables outproduced hydropower for the first time in March 2014. Viewed alongside stats from the rest of the energy sector: the US renewable sector is growing, but still a small contributor.
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