21 Jun '17, 3pm

U.S. gets 10 percent of energy from wind and solar for first time

U.S. gets 10 percent of energy from wind and solar for first time

Earlier this year we learned that the U.S. doubled its rate of solar power growth in 2016 and last year also saw the completion of America's first offshore wind farm and plans for more along the East Coast. In a country as big as the U.S., it can often seem like progress is slow because even large renewable energy projects seem to be just a drop in the ocean when it comes to the our great energy consumption, but those drops are adding up. This past March, the U.S. hit a major milestone by having wind and solar power account for 10 percent of energy generation in the country for the first time. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that increased capacity of both types of renewable energy sources over the past year along with seasonal increases in wind and solar power were to thank for the new record. Wind picks up in spring in Texas. Oklahoma and nearby...

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