September 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Electricity from coal power plants has declined from 26.9% of US electricity generation in the first 7 months of 2018 to 17.7% of US electricity in the first 7 months of 2020. Furthermore, that's down from 33% in 2015, 39% in 2014, 45% in 2010, and 50% in
September 12th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Following up on our report on US power capacity additions in the first half of 2020, this article covers electricity generation in the first half of 2020. It splits out electricity generation by source. It also compares those numbers to the same electricity generation split in the first half of 2019 and in the first half of
January 9th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
"Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019." Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%
July 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States' Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has apparently "dramatically revised" its three-year forecast for changes in the country's electrical generating capacity mix, according to the SUN DAY Campaign, with sharp declines expected for fossil fuel and nuclear generation offset by even stronger growth in renewable energy.
April 11th, 2019 | by NRDC
The first numbers on last year’s energy trends are in and there are two pieces of great news and one that should worry us: Solar and wind energy are thriving, coal-fired generation sunk to a four-decade low — but natural gas infrastructure is expanding
January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The latest energy and electricity forecasts from the US government has predicted that wind energy will outperform hydropower for the first time, providing a greater share of the country's electricity mix in
September 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
To complement our revival of US electricity capacity reports, here's a new report on US electricity generation.
As with the capacity report, things are not looking too bright. There's still a lot of grey — in the bar charts below, in the skies near fossil fuel power plants, and in the human and planetary outlook based on how slowly we are cutting fossil fuel electricity generation
September 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
I'm restarting regular US renewable energy reports here on CleanTechnica. However, this time around, I'm making them quarterly reports instead of monthly reports. Quarterly reports are better at capturing the trends, and some other organizations do contribute monthly updates
December 6th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
New data from USEIA shows emissions from the electricity sector are now lower than those from transportation for the first time in 40 years. Closing coal power plants has been the one factor most responsible for the change.
October 5th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Renewable energy sources in the United States grew by another 10% in the first half of 2017, according to new figures published by the country's Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong's Sun Day Campaign
May 3rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has published figures showing that solar and wind together provided a majority of new capacity during the first quarter of 2017.
February 15th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Accompanying my latest report on US electricity generation capacity, this article covers the latest figures on US electricity generation (that [&hellip
February 15th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Using data from FERC and rooftop solar power estimates of my own*, it seems that 69% of newly installed US [&hellip
July 28th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan
Following our monthly electricity capacity report, here’s CleanTechnica‘s latest US electricity generation report, in which we add estimated rooftop solar [&hellip
May 16th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor
This article originally appeared on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Ever since the US saw its CO2 emissions hit a 20-year [&hellip
April 12th, 2013 | by Tim Tyler
Editor’s note: I write about solar and wind power obsessively, almost every day. Still, FERC’s recent numbers came as a [&hellip
November 26th, 2012 | by Andrew
Participants from across an increasingly diverse US energy sector are gathering in Houston for this week's Total Energy USA conference, which promises to provide a sweeping overview, as well as detailed specifics, throughout a fast-changing US energy landscape.