26 May '16, 5pm

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U.S. renewable energy sources set a series of records for domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2016, says nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign, which released an analysis of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest “Electric Power Monthly” report. Citing the EIA data, SUN DAY says net U.S. electrical generation from non-hydro renewables (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar and wind) increased by 22.9% compared to the first quarter of 2015. Output from conventional hydropower also rose by 6.5%. Combined, generation from all renewable sources increased by 14.6% in the first quarter year-over-year. Furthermore, SUN DAY’s analysis says utility-scale electrical generation from renewable sources hit an all-time high of nearly 17% (16.89%) of total generation. During the first quarter of 2015, renewable energy’s share of net generation was only 14%. Acco...

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