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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


US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

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%


FERC Dramatically Revises US Electricity Generating Predictions

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. 


Trump Administration Statement At COP24 Doubles Down On Backwards Thinking

December 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Speaking on Wednesday at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP24, the United States doubled-down on its allegiance to the fossil fuel industry and a business-as-usual case, while further espousing a view about its emissions levels that is beginning to bear less and less relation with the truth. 


Solar + Wind = 10% of US Electricity Generation in 1st Half of 2018

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


Renewables = 43% of New Power Capacity in USA in 1st Half of 2018

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


US Renewables Grew 10% In 1st Half Of 2017

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



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