GRAPHIC: Columbia’s renewable energy breakdown

Friday, March 14, 2014 | 4:16 p.m. CDT; updated 4:23 p.m. CDT, Friday, March 14, 2014

In 2013, nearly 7 percent of Columbia’s total energy expenditure came from renewable energy resources, including biomass, landfill gas, wind and solar energy. This number is an increase from 2010, when Columbia got 5 percent of its energy from renewable energy sources. However, it’s a decrease from 2012, when nearly 8 percent of Columbia’s energy came from renewable sources. A 2004 ordinance mandates at least 5 percent of Columbia’s energy come from renewable sources by the end of 2013 and at least 15 percent by the end of 2017.

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