Alternative & Renewable Energy Business Trends Analysis, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the Alternative Energy industry, see www.plunkettresearch.com/video/alternativeenergy .   Analysts at BP report that non-hydroelectric renewable power consumption grew by a respectable 12.0% worldwide during 2014 (the latest year for which data is available).  North American consumption increased by a substantial 10.0%. World hydroelectric consumption increased by 2.0% during 2014.  North American hydroelectric consumption decreased by 1.7%, after a 0.3% increase in the U.S. during a below-average year due to droughts. Steady growth does not mean that renewables account for a large amount of the world’s energy.  Instead, non-hydroelectric renewables as a…

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