29 Oct '14, 12pm

U.S. renewables continue to outpace coal, oil and nuclear in new capacity - #solar

Renewable energy sources accounted for more than two-fifths (40.61%) of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put in service during the first three quarters of this year, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Only natural gas provided more new generating capacity. Citing the FERC statistics, renewable energy advocacy group the SUN DAY Campaign says new capacity from renewables so far this year is almost 35 times that of coal, oil and nuclear combined (3,598 MW vs. 104 MW). For the month of September alone, renewables accounted for over two-thirds of the 603 MW of new generating capacity put in service, with 367 MW (60.86%) coming from wind and 41 MW (6.80%) coming from solar. Of the 8,860 MW of new U.S. capacity from all sources installed since Jan. 1, 187 "units" of solar accounted for 1,671...

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