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March 20 -- A world with widely available clean energy is no longer part of some far-off future. Long dismissed as too expensive, too intermittent, or both, subsidies and technology improvements have made solar and wind energy more competitive with fossil fuels. U.S. capacity for wind-generated energy reached 61 gigawatts at the end of 2013—up from basically zero a decade before—while solar capacity reached 13 gigawatts, nearly 15 times 2008 levels. No longer a mere annoyance to the energy industry, clean energy sits on the precipice of double-digit market share: Credit Suisse predicts that renewables’ market share will rise from some 5 percent in 2012 to around 12 percent in 2025. >>View Article