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An Energy [R]evolution is not just possible, it's already happening. Here's a few amazing facts about renewable energy that the world ought to know.

Solar photovoltaic could account for 5% of global power demand by 2020, and up to 9% by 2030
Google is planning to build an offshore wind superhighway that will supply 1.9 million households..
West Virgina could replace all its electrical capacity with just 2% of its geothermal power potential..
The world's largest offshore windfarm is made of 100 turbines & supplies enough power for 200,000 homes.
Subsidies to fossil fuels worldwide outweigh renewable energy support by a ratio of 12:1.
Wind could meet 12% of global power demand by 2020, and up to 22% by 2030..
On November 9th, 2009, Spain generated more than half its electricity demand with wind power.
A project is underway 2 deliver one sixth of Europe's electricity fm solar plants in the Sahara by 2050.
Price Waterhouse Cooper says Europe and North Africa could run on 100% renewable energy by 2050.
China built (roughly) one windmill an hour in 2009.
Wind overtook coal as the third-largest producer of power in Spain in 2009.
The annual market for renewable technology will rise fm appx US$100 billion today, to $600 bn+ by 2030.
Europe DECOMMISSIONED more coal, fuel oil and nuclear capacity than it installed in 2009.
Solar energy is now working at night on a commercial scale. A plant in Spain has seven hours of heat storage.
The global financial crisis didn't stifle the US wind power market: it grew by 39% in 2009.
China become the largest investor in clean energy in 2009, investing $16 billion more than the US.
Concentrated Solar Power plants focus the suns rays with mirrors at temperatures which melt steel.
The world's largest wind farm is in Texas.
Geothermal power provides 10% of New Zealand's electricity needs.
Iceland's power supply went from 75% imported coal to more than 80% local geothermal and hydro in 30 years.
In the space of just 5 years, Portugal's electric grid leapt from 15% to 45% renewables.
Concentrated Solar Power could employ 200,000 people by 2020, 2.1 million by 2050.