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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...

Wind Places as Second-Largest Electricity Generation Source at End of March

On March 29, wind turbines in the lower 48 states produced 2,017 GWh of electricity, making wind the second-largest source of electric generation for...

EIA Projects Wind, Solar Power Will Supply 44 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050

In the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) Reference case, which reflects current laws and regulations, EIA projects that the...

Five U.S. States Implemented New Clean Energy Standards in 2021

As of the end of 2021, 31 states and the District of Columbia had renewable portfolio standards (RPS) or clean energy standards (CES), the...

EIA: 7 GW of Wind Generating Capacity Will Be Added in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that rising electricity generation from renewable energy resources such as solar and...

Record Year in 2020 for Wind Turbine Installation in the U.S.

In both 2019 and 2020, project developers in the United States installed more wind power capacity than any other generating technology. According to data...

Renewable Energy Became Second Most Prevalent U.S. Electricity Source in 2020

In 2020, renewable energy sources – including wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass and geothermal energy – generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or...

EIA Projects Renewables Will Account for Majority of Global Generation Increases

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2021 (IEO2021) report suggests that renewable resources – particularly solar and wind – will be...

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