Renewables = 20.4% of US Electricity Generation

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 04:57:38 +0000

In the first 10 months of 2020, renewable energy sources accounted for 20.4% of United States electricity generation. That’s up from 17.5% in the same time period in

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Solar & Wind = 74.6% of Expected US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years (Charts)

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:00:03 +0000

Last week, I published an update on US power capacity — new additions as well as total power capacity. The good news was that 100% of new capacity power in October was from renewable sources. The less good news was that only 21.7% of total power capacity is from wind, water, and solar power plants (only counting large-scale solar, not small-scale rooftop solar)

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Canada’s Carbon Price Will Radically Cut Alberta Grid Emissions

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2020 23:15:15 +0000

This is the power of carbon pricing. It makes business cases for fossil fuels and their applications stop making sense

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Renewables = 20% of US Electricity Generation in First 3 Quarters of 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 02:53:46 +0000

In the first 3 quarters of 2020, while renewable energy accounted for 70% of new power capacity in the country, it still accounted for just 20.4% of total electricity generation in those 9 months

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Renewables = 70% of New US Power Capacity in 2020, Solar = 43%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:26:21 +0000

In the first three quarters of 2020, renewable energy — almost entirely solar and wind energy — accounted for 70% of new US power capacity, based on official utility-scale power plant data from FERC and small-scale solar power estimates from CleanTechnica

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Top 10 States For Renewable Energy, & Their Renewable Energy Splits

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 00:17:22 +0000

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published a special short profile on New York’s renewable energy leadership and split. What I found particularly interesting in the piece, though, was the variation in renewable energy splits in the different top states

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Could Geothermal Energy Become the ‘Sexy’ Renewable?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:01:52 +0000

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Geothermal is an often-overlooked and even disregarded renewable energy resource. While new wind and solar energy projects garner headlines nearly every day, geothermal is rarely sighted in news feeds. That could change in the future. In a report issued last year, the U.S. Department of Energy said geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold […]

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Could Geothermal Energy Become the ‘Sexy’ Renewable?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:01:52 +0000

The post Could Geothermal Energy Become the ‘Sexy’ Renewable? appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Geothermal is an often-overlooked and even disregarded renewable energy resource. While new wind and solar energy projects garner headlines nearly every day, geothermal is rarely sighted in news feeds. That could change in the future. In a report issued last year, the U.S. Department of Energy said geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold […]

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Oil & Gas Drilling Technology Could Make District Heating Feasible

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 17:18:52 +0000

About 12% of all US greenhouse emissions come from heating and cooling buildings, according to Vox. Much of the energy used to heat large buildings — factories, office buildings, universities, schools, and so forth — could come from geothermal sources

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US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon-Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 2)

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 19:25:32 +0000

The electric system of 2050 will be around 2.5 times the size of the electric system today due to electrification. But electricity is so much more efficient at producing the final “energy services” (heat, motive power, light, etc.) that total energy use will be far lower than it is today.  

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