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Renewable energy was 100% of new installed energy in November 2013

Credit: ferc.gov

Credit: ferc.gov

394 MW of energy was installed in November and it was all renewable. While this is certainly a milestone, there are a few caveats. Compared to energy consumption, 394 MW is a blip. California alone can have a peak demand of, depending on the weather, 20 GW up to 75 GW. Also, the total amount of installed renewable energy in the US is still quite small, about 8%, not counting hydro. Solar is less than 1%.

Via CleanTechnica.

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