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18% of U.S. electricity and 98% of new electricity sources were #renewables via @greenoptimistic #climatechange

18% of U.S. electricity and 98% of new electricity sources were #renewables via @greenoptimistic #climatechange

A new FERC estimate says 18% of the electricity used by the United States in June came from renewable sources, and 98% of new electricity sources built in the same month were sources of renewable power, Zach from CleanTechnica reports. While the change is indeed slow, the country is becoming less and less reliant on oil and gas for energy. The total amount of electricity generated from renewable power sources has gone up since May, when it was estimated that the US was getting 15% of its energy from renewables. The report uses the annual numbers released by the United States Energy Information Administration, but adds an estimate of residential solar, a number which the original report does not track. The addition of residential solar makes the numbers more accurate and relevant for those who do not directly work in the energy industry. In May, solar power provided 1.3% of...

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