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Green energy is becoming more widespread and feasible around the world. Although it may seem like the use of renewable energy is a new trend, it’s been around for some time! Here are 7 facts you may not know about the growth and efficiency of renewable energy. 

Just 1 wind turbine can produce enough electricity to power 1,400 homes, make 230 million cups of tea or run a computer for more than 2,000 years. https://bit.ly/313up3Q 

China is building the world’s largest turbine installation program. As of 2017, China builds 2 wind turbines each hour. https://bit.ly/326p9hm 

Renewable energy sources like solar energy currently generate virtually a third of the UK’s electricity. https://bit.ly/2AWx4BR 

Tech companies like Google, Apple and Facebook are pioneers in green energy when powering the web. In fact, Walmart is the largest producer of renewable energy.  https://tcrn.ch/2iAWs5s 

Researchers have been looking into ways to develop solar power on the moon. https://bit.ly/35lYqzl 

Today, the solar energy industry employs more than the oil industry. Solar energy jobs are growing 12 times as fast as the economy in the US. https://bit.ly/2kjZEHl

The use of coal is plummeting every year. The mining of coal decreased 21 percent between the years 2007 and 2014. https://bit.ly/2VrXnJE 

Thankfully, contributing to the efficiency and growth of renewable energy has become easier than ever. Of course, there is still plenty to learn! To find more information about how solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, and geothermal power can create energy without the effects of fossil fuels, check out this article from National Geographic.