28 Jun '17, 12pm

ICYMI: #SolarEnergy now third largest #RenewableEnergy source in US

reveals that — for the first time since the beginning of the nuclear era — renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass , geothermal, hydropower , solar — including small-scale PV, wind) are now providing a greater share of the nation's electrical generation than nuclear power. For the first third of this year, renewables and nuclear power have been running neck-in-neck with renewables providing 20.2 percent of U.S. net electrical generation during the four-month period (January - April) compared to 20.75 percent for nuclear power. But in March and April, renewables surpassed nuclear power and have taken a growing lead: 21.6 percent (renewables) vs. 20.34 percent (nuclear) in March, and 22.98 percent (renewables) vs. 19.19 percent (nuclear) in April. [Native Advertisement] While renewables and nuclear are each likely to continue to provide roughly one-fifth of the nation's elec...

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