October 1, 2013
On the news of Vesta’s biggest order in three years and in August the evidence of wind growth continues as the “First-Half U.S. Wind Power Production Up 20% Year-Over-Year” to aid in the wind development overall overcoming environmental and intermittent challenges.
North American Wind Power reported the “U.S. energy production from wind power grew 20.14% in the first six months of this year compared to the same time frame in 2012, according to a report from the SUN DAY Campaign. They reported wind grew by a “factor of nearly 16 over the last decade”.
SUN DAY cited “U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, the Campaign notes renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, solar, and wind) provided 9.81% of U.S. energy consumption and 11.82% of domestic energy production for the first half of 2013.”
Ken Bossong, executive director offered the “overall domestic renewable energy production grew 2% in the first half of 2013 year-over-year. Specifically, solar increased by 32.46%, wind by 20.14%, geothermal by 0.89% and biomass by 0.42%. Hydropower slipped by 2.59% and biofuels by 5.92%. Among the renewable energy sources, hydropower’s share during the first half of 2013 was 30.18%, biomass 25.26%, biofuels 20.18%, wind 18.80%, solar 3.19% and geothermal 2.39%.
Bossong states, “Renewable sources “They now provide more energy than nuclear and more electricity than oil. If recent trends continue, they will eventually eclipse all uses of fossil fuels and nuclear power.”
The goal of increased renewables is vital to a strong redundant secure energy mix yet, politico’s and the trades see their industry as the value proposition. The oil and gas claim victory in the shale and electrical backbone framework yet, the data is dimensional and evolving. The dichotomy is to discern the critical data as the fly in the ointment invariably distinguishing how the platforms secure an energy rich infrastructure that meets the demands to remove brown and blackouts.