"In 2010, all forms of renewable energy provided 8.2 quadrillion BTUs of primary energy production in the United States, a little less than 11% of our total production of 74.9 quads. At the same time, nuclear power provided 8.4 quads, a little more than 11% of the total.
"This is data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review for March 2011. Given that renewable power continues to grow at a healthy clip, while nuclear power has stagnated in recent years, renewables may well deliver more total primary production than nuclear sometime this year."
Read full post at Climate Progress: EIA: Renewable resources delivered 11% of U.S. energy production in 2010, just like nuclear power
UPDATE: "Google Inc. is investing $168 million in an alternative power project that aims to produce enough solar energy to light 140,000 homes....
"Google has been dipping into its bank account to back various projects that promise to generate energy from other sources besides oil and coal. The company has emerged as a major consumer of electricity as it opens huge data centers to house the computers that run its Internet search engine, email and other online services
"Promoting energy that causes less pollution is one of several crusades championed by Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin."