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According to the latest monthly electricity review issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, net U.S. generation of electricity from renewable energy sources surged by 32% in June 2008 compared to June 2007.

Renewable energy (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) totaled 41,160,000 MWh in June 2008, up from 31,242,000 MWh in June 2007. Renewables accounted for 11% of net U.S. electricity generation in June 2008 compared to 8.6% in June 2007.

Compared to June 2007, wind power grew by 81.6% in June 2008, while solar and conventional hydropower experienced increases of 42.6% and 34.7%, respectively. Geothermal energy also enjoyed a slight increase (0.8%), while biomass remained relatively unchanged, according to the report.

Renewable energy sources now account for 37% of the non-fossil net electricity generation in the U.S.

SOURCE: SUN DAY Campaign

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