The latest released Electric Power Monthly Report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that the net amount of electricity generated in the US that was derived from renewable resources, which includes biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro and win power, reached an all time high of 40,395,000 Megawatt hours (Mwh) last May 2009.
The total amount comprises more than 10% of the total electricity generated for the month. May 2009’s total electrical generation was 7.7% more than from the same month last year. It is the highest figure ever reported
by the EIA.
Most of the what was generated from renewable resources came from hydropower.