Encouraging news on renewable energy

Reuters is running a story that says that:

The United States overtook Germany as the biggest producer of wind power last year ... and will likely take the lead in solar power this year ... U.S. wind power capacity surged 50 percent last year to 25 gigwatts (GW) -- enough to power more than five million homes.

Of course, the US is several times bigger than Germany and if you add in Spain, the Europeans are still far ahead in their adoption of renewable energy.  But this is still encouraging.  Now, if people would get more reasonable about nuclear power, we might lose our dependence on oil much sooner.

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