Renewable energy

Posted Nov. 28, 2008, at 4:13 p.m.

Sweden leads Europe in the fraction of total energy derived from renewable resources: 15 percent, mostly hydro. France and Denmark are next with 6 percent, then Germany with 4 percent and Spain with 3 percent. The Netherlands and Britain are last with about 1 percent. Renewable energy in the U.S. is about 8 percent — mostly hydro and biomass.