27 Dec '17, 11am

Report: U.S. Renewables Outpace Fossil Fuels, Nuclear - Solar Industry

The amount of U.S. renewable energy grew during the first 10 months of 2017 while electricity generation from fossil fuels and nuclear power declined, according to a new analysis from the SUN DAY Campaign. Citing the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly ” report (with data through Oct. 31), the group says U.S. renewables increased by 14.6% during the first 10 months of this year compared to the same period in 2016 and provided 17.7% of the nation’s electrical generation. For the first time, solar has topped 2.0% of U.S. electrical output while wind exceeded 6.0%, reaching 6.14%, according to the SUN DAY Campaign. Hydropower accounted for 7.6% of total generation while biomass contributed 1.6% and geothermal 0.4%. Thus, the group notes, solar and wind combined now account for a greater share of U.S. electrical generation...

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