Solar Power, Wind Power, & Fossil Fuel Electricity Market Share Changes From 2010 To 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 04:54:06 +0000

Going into 2021, CleanTechnica is taking a look at electricity generation changes over the past decade. We have been publishing monthly US power capacity reports and monthly US electricity generation reports for a long time. However

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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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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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Tremendously Cheap Solar, Wind, & Batteries To Transform Society, RethinkX Forecasts

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 03:50:46 +0000

A new report by RethinkX explores this topic much further. Here’s the one-line summary: “By 2030 electricity systems comprised entirely of solar, wind

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Elon Musk: “The US Is Moving Toward Sustainable Energy”

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 20:08:21 +0000

During Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting and Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk said something that should have dominated headlines: “The US is moving toward sustainable energy.”

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Coal Dropped from 26.9% of US Electricity to 17.7% in 2 Years — So Much For Trump Saving Coal

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 02:02:21 +0000

Electricity from coal power plants has declined from 26.9% of US electricity generation in the first 7 months of 2018 to 17.7% of US electricity in the first 7 months of 2020. Furthermore, that’s down from 33% in 2015, 39% in 2014, 45% in 2010, and 50% in

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Correction: Solar Power Equaled 37% Of New US Power Capacity In 1st Half Of 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 06:20:18 +0000

At the end of last week, I reported on new power capacity installed across the United States in the first half of 2020. The data for that report came from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). However, FERC’s dataset is incomplete. It does not include rooftop solar power and some other small and medium sized solar power installations

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2.3 Gigawatts Of USA Wind & Solar Projects Get Investment From ENGIE & Hannon Armstrong

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:57:04 +0000

A little more than a month ago, I reported on an EY report, its biannual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), that indicated once again the United States was #1 for renewable energy investment attractiveness. It and China are basically always at the top. A big part of this is simply the scale of opportunity in these major markets (along with the cost-competitiveness of wind and solar)

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