26 Jun '14, 2pm

Renewables Provide 14 Percent of Electrical Generation During First Third of 2014

EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" was released on June 23 and provides data through April 30 for the nation's electrical sector. EIA's "Monthly Energy Review" was released June 25 and provides data for the first quarter of 2014 for all energy sectors (e.g., electricity, transportation, thermal). From EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" report, five developments of particular note include: First, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided over 14 percent of the nation's electricity for the first four months of 2014 (i.e., 14.05 percent) — a level that the EIA has been saying might not be reached until 2040. Second, wind has now passed the 5 percent threshold (i.e., it accounted for 5.15 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. during the first third of 2014). Third, electrical generation from solar for the first four months of 201...

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