Renewables Now Provide 12% of Domestic Energy

For the first nine months of 2011, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, water, wind) provided 11.95% of domestic U.S. energy production. That compares to 10.85% for the same period in 2010 and 10.33% in 2009. By comparison, nuclear power provided 10.62% of the nation’s energy production in the first three quarters of 2011 — i.e., 11.10% less than renewables.

And let’s not talk about Nuclear’s track record.