The Energy [R]evolution will be Tweeted

Background - May 7, 2013
An Energy Revolution is already happening. Here’s proof:

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51% of all new power plants built worldwide in 2012 were renewables.
 

2
Renewable energy covered 31.3% of Spanish electricity demand in the first 9 months of 2012.
 

3
In just 5 years, renewables connected to Portugal's electric grid leapt to 45% from 15%.
 

4
The world's largest offshore wind farm (100 turbines) supplies enough power for 200,000 homes.
 

5
Google plans to build an offshore wind "superhighway" that will supply 1.9 million households.
 

6
Europe DECOMMISSIONED more coal and nuclear capacity than it installed in 2012.
 

7
US built almost 14,000 megawatts of new wind power in 2012 = to 20 average coal power plants.
 

8
China increased wind power production more than coal power for the first time ever in 2012.
 

9
Renewable energy companies now employ about 5 million people worldwide.
 

10
In Germany 5 times more people work in the wind industry than in the nuclear industry.
 

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