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In the united States the national average for renewable energy as a share of electricity generation is somewhere around 12%.  Of this portion, 56% is hydropower and followed by wind (28%), biomass wood (8%), biomass waste (4%), geothermal (3%), and solar (1%). In Seattle, a whopping 94% of electricity is generated from renewable resources! Of this, almost 90% comes from hydropower while another 4% comes from wind. Coal and natural gas have almost no place in the energy mix while Nuclear is still a non-negligible source of baseload energy.

Fuel mix for the City of Seattle.

The University of Washington has put together an informative infographic about how energy is broken down on campus. While not a UW student, a lot of this information is relevant to the greater Seattle population. Pretty cool, huh?

A snapshot of the UW infographic. Click for the full document.

A snapshot of the UW infographic. Click for the full document.

 

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