Renewables exceed 20.3% of U.S. electricity and outpace nuclear power

 Jul 30 2019
Renewable energy sources — including wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal — accounted for more than a fifth (20.3%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first five months of 2019, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of recently-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through May 31, 2019) reveals that wind and solar both showed continued growth.

U.S. wind-generated electricity topped that provided by hydropower by 2.7%. Wind’s share was 8.0% of total electrical output vs. 7.8% from hydropower.


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