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U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal For 1st Time In Over 130 Years

December 31st, 2020 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. This outcome mainly reflects the continued decline in the amount of coal used for electricity generation over the past decade as well as growth in renewable energy, mostly from wind and solar


Solar & Wind = 74.6% of Expected US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years (Charts)

December 21st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Last week, I published an update on US power capacity — new additions as well as total power capacity. The good news was that 100% of new capacity power in October was from renewable sources. The less good news was that only 21.7% of total power capacity is from wind, water, and solar power plants (only counting large-scale solar, not small-scale rooftop solar)


Renewable Energy = 22.2% of US Electricity in 1st Half of 2020 (Charts)

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


Renewables = 15% Of US Electricity In May

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



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