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Over 60 percent of new electrical generating capacity added this year is renewable energy

Over 60 percent of new electrical generating capacity added this year is renewable energy

October 28, 2020 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Renewable energy sources have dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions in the first eight months of 2020, according to a review of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by the SUN DAY Campaign. We’re talking 63.3% or 10,445 MW of the 16,499 MW of newRead More

Solar-generated electricity expanded by 22 percent the first half of 2020

Solar-generated electricity expanded by 22 percent the first half of 2020

September 28, 2020 at 9:30 am 1 comment

Notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic, renewable energy sources continue to expand their share of the nation’s energy production and consumption as well as electricity generation, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data in two reports just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The latest issue of EIA’sRead More

Renewable energy now provides a quarter of all U.S. electricity

Renewable energy now provides a quarter of all U.S. electricity

July 27, 2020 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In May alone, renewable sources accounted for moreRead More

Solar, other renewables faring much better during COVID crisis than other electrical generation sources

Solar, other renewables faring much better during COVID crisis than other electrical generation sources

May 27, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

Each week brings dire news on the solar jobs picture, but solar and other renewable energy sources are still coming out much better than other electrical generation sources in this crisis — producing significantly more electricity than coal during the first quarter of 2020 and also topping nuclear power inRead More

Solar energy growing faster than all renewables in latest U.S. Energy Information Administration report

Solar energy growing faster than all renewables in latest U.S. Energy Information Administration report

February 28, 2020 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 18.2% of net domestic electrical generation during 2019, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A year earlier, renewables’ share was 17.5%, and if present trends continue, electrical generationRead More

Solar and wind combine to outpace natural gas in new generating capacity in September

Solar and wind combine to outpace natural gas in new generating capacity in September

December 3, 2019 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released – quietly – by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the first three-quarters of 2019, solar and wind provided nearly six times as much new generating capacity as natural gas in September. New capacity placed intoRead More

Analysis: Renewable energy generation continues to outpace government forecasts

Analysis: Renewable energy generation continues to outpace government forecasts

March 6, 2018 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data in the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” (with statistics through December 31, 2017), electricity generated by renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) was 13.2% higher in 2017 than inRead More