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EIA Reports Regional Seasonal Patterns for U.S. Wind Generation

Wind plant performance depends almost entirely on the availability of wind resources, which vary depending on both the time of year and the geographic...

Construction Costs Increase for Wind, Decrease for Solar

Construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems continued to decrease in the United States in 2020; the capacity-weighted average fell 8% compared with 2019, according...
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Renewable Energy Drives Downward Shift in Carbon Intensity of U.S. Power Generation

From 2016 to 2020, the carbon intensity of U.S. power generation fell 18%, driven by a shift in the U.S. electricity generation mix away...

EIA: Renewable Energy Contributed 24 Percent of Generation in H1 2022

In the first six months of 2022, 24% of U.S. utility-scale electricity generation came from renewable sources, based on data from the U.S. Energy...

EIA: Renewables Will Comprise 22 Percent of Electricity Generation in 2022

U.S. electricity generation from renewable sources, such as hydropower, wind and solar, accounted for 20% of electricity generation both in 2020 and in 2021....

EIA: U.S. Market Saw 13 Percent Increase in Wind Production

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell by record amounts compared with 2019, mostly as a result of decreased economic activity during...

Wind Energy Accounted for 34 Percent of New Utility-Scale Generation in H1 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators shows 15 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity came online in the...

Renewables, Other Sources Account for 21 Percent of Energy Consumption in 2021

Fossil fuels – petroleum, natural gas, and coal – has accounted for 79% of the 97 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) of primary energy...

EIA: East Coast Development Will Contribute Heavily to 6 GW Offshore Wind Goal

Power plant developers and operators have reported plans to install more than 6 GW of offshore wind capacity at sites mostly along the U.S....

Renewable Energy Generation Exceeded Nuclear in 2021

Electric power sector generation from renewable sources totaled 795 million MWh in the United States during 2021, surpassing nuclear generation, which totaled 778 million...

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