Will Green Energy Wilt from Lack of Funds?

After years of fighting for stronger, more consistent state and federal support, the renewable-energy industry couldn't have asked for a better 2008. Although supplying just a sliver—barely 3%—of the nation's electricity, nonpolluting renewables such as wind, solar, and geothermal are the fastest-growing type of power being added to the grid. New installations of solar and wind power both hit record levels last year in the U.S.

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