In 2012, 12% Of Utility-Scale Electricity In The U.S. Came from Renewable Sources

In 2012 renewable energy generated about 12 percent of total utility-scale electricity in the United States, and 19.5 percent of globally generated electricity. While the share of renewable energy resources in the electricity market is growing, the high costs of most clean technologies pose a challenge for further renewable penetration. New policies and investments are required to enhance the American energy innovation ecosystem to develop renewable energy technologies that are cost, and performance, competitive with fossil fuels.