The Facts | Obama and Renewable Energy

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By JEFFREY BRUNER (Gannett)

QUESTION: Has the nation's use of renewable energy doubled since 2008 as President Obama has stated?

ANSWER: President Barack Obama has included this in a number of speeches lately. He's correct concerning solar and wind energy, but not for all sources of renewable energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy in America increased from 7 percent in 2008 to 9 percent in 2011.

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(Jeffrey Bruner is the wire chief for the Gannett National Wire Desk in Des Moines.)

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