Renewable energy is gaining steam

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Renewable energy is no longer just a trendy green statement.

Renewables, such as, water, geothermal, solar and wind is now running neck and neck with nuclear power production in the United States.

According to the Energy Information Administration renewables accounted for 11 percent of production, which mirrors the same output for nuclear during the first nine months of 2010.

Leading the charge, biomass and biofuels at 51.95 percent, solar made up the smallest amount among the renewables, but at 1.38 percent it’s making a mark.

However, few in Washington are sitting up and taking note and throwing money behind renewables.

“Members of the incoming Congress are proposing to slash cost-effective funding for rapidly expanding renewable energy technologies while foolishly plowing ever-more federal dollars into the nuclear black hole,” said Ken Bossong.

Bossong is executive director of Sun Day, a non-profit organization focused on research. Bossong went on to say, “the numbers clearly show this would be betting on the obvious loser while ignoring the clearly emerging winner in the energy race.”

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