09 Feb '18, 8pm

Where does 50% of US #electricity-generating capacity come from? #EESI has the answer!

According to a SUN DAY Campaign press release, renewable electrical capacity continues to be on the rise while other forms of electricity generation, including nuclear and coal, are stagnating or falling. In the past five years, renewables (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind) have jumped from representing 15.4 percent of U.S. generating capacity to 20.21 percent. Every month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) puts out an “Energy Infrastructure Update,” which summarizes developments relating to energy. According to the December 2017 issue, renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, and hydropower, accounted for close to 50 percent of the U.S. electricity-generating capacity added in 2017, while natural gas accounted for about 48.7 percent, making this the fourth year in a row that renewable energy additions surpassed natural gas ones....

Full article: http://www.eesi.org/articles/view/renewables-now-represen...

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