100%: percentage of new electricity generation capacity in January 2013 that consisted of renewable energy. The 1,231 megawatts of new power came from a combination of wind, solar and biomass resources.
4: Number of states that installed more than 1,000 MW in 2012. Texas led with 1,826 MW, California came in second place with 1,656 MW, Kansas installed 1,440 MW and Oklahoma installed 1,127 MW. Illinois rounded out the top five with 823 MW.
$2.2 billion: Private clean energy investments from venture capital and private equity raised in 2012 for so-called energy smart technologies including efficiency products and equipment for the electricity grid.
$82.54: Cost per megawatt hour (mWh) of new renewable energy contracts in Michigan. New coal-fired generation clocks in at $133/mWh. When combined with the state's energy optimization standard, the cost of renewables drops to $45.98/mWh - cheaper than all new fos