IEA: Renewable energy will top natural gas, nuclear by 2016

06/27/2013 | CNBC

Use of alternative energy will expand 40% during the next five years, according to a study by the International Energy Agency. Production of electricity from renewable energy will exceed production fueled by nuclear power and natural gas by 2016, the agency said. "This is good news for a global energy system that needs to become cleaner and more diversified, but it should not be an excuse for government complacency," said Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven.

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