The folks over at the Sun Day Campaign have fished out some surprising data from the latest figures on U.S. electricity generation. For April total generation from green sources hit 13%, a surprising figure and possibly a record (can anyone confirm this?). Even excluding energy from big dams, renewable energy from wind mills, solar and other non-polluting technologies hit 4.2%, a figure well in excess of the 3% target now being considered as a 2013 goal in Senate energy legislation. Congress should set stretch goals, not disingenuous soft targets.
BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.