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  • networthdev networthdev Feb 1, 2013 4:09 PM Flag

    !!! YES !!! Article, "Big switch under way in US energy"

    The game is CHANGING, and we are WINNING!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

    Google article title, "Big switch under way in US energy use" if interested in complete article.

    "From 2007 to 2012, natural gas rose to 27.2 per cent of total energy consumption (including electricity, heat, and transportation) from 23.4 per cent, while renewables including wind, solar, biomass and hydropower have jumped to 9.4 per cent from 6.4 per cent. Meanwhile, during the same period, coal declined to 18.1 per cent from 22.5 per cent and oil fell to 36.7 per cent from 39.3 per cent. The winner of all this is US emissions. From 2007 to 2012, US energy-related CO2 emissions declined 13 per cent.
    “Significant changes are occurring in the US energy sector that are boosting investment and accelerating deployment of a range of commercially available clean technologies,” said Lisa Jacobson, President of Business Council for Sustainable Energy. “The 2013 Factbook outlines these dynamics and provides the very latest data, not just on how much is being invested or how much is getting built, but on today's costs for these technologies. Our hope is that the report serves as a useful tool for policymakers and investors seeking the very best benchmarks in the energy sector.”

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