Biden Offshore Wind Plan: Who Supports Ambition in Offshore Wind?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:25:49 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By John Rogers, Senior energy analyst The Biden administration’s bold, broad plan for offshore wind released last month attracted a lot of attention — and boatloads of support. Because when it comes to being ambitious on offshore wind, there’s a lot that wind companies, labor unions, environmental and community groups, academics, […]

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30 Gigawatt US Offshore Wind Target To Support 77,000 Jobs

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 19:19:43 +0000

National Offshore Wind Goal To Support 77,000 Jobs, Power 10 Million Homes, Cut 78 Million Metric Tons in Carbon Emissions. Energy Secretary Granholm Announces Ambitious New 30GW Offshore Wind Deployment Target by 2030.

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Solar, Wind, Coal, Nuclear, & Nat Gas US Electricity Generation Changes 2010–2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 03:57:29 +0000

How has US electricity generation from solar power, wind power, coal power, natural gas, and nuclear shifted in the past 11 years? Let me show you.

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The Future of U.S. Natural Gas

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 21:30:21 +0000

By Jeremy Deaton Throughout the 20th century, coal supplied the bulk of America’s electricity. It was coal, by and large, that kept our lightbulbs, radios, laundry machines, dishwaters, TVs and computers humming along, and coal that provided miners up and down Appalachia with well-paid union jobs. Coal was central to the American economy. No other […]

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Renewables = 20.6% of US Electricity in 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 00:09:32 +0000

2020 US electricity generation data are in from the US Energy Information Administration. Crunching the numbers, renewable energy accounted for 20.6% of US electricity generation last year. That was led by wind power, which accounted for 8.3% of US electricity generation, followed by hydropower at 7.2% and solar power at 3.3%. As reported last month, […]

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Forecast: Solar Power Over 50% of US Power Capacity Growth in Next 3 Years

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:36:22 +0000

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expects that slightly more than 50% of new US power capacity in the next 3 years will come from solar power — and that’s just considering large-scale solar power projects, not small-scale/rooftop solar power installations. According to FERC’s January 2021 to December 2023 forecast for power capacity additions, […]

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Renewables = 23% of US Electricity in November 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 04:50:20 +0000

While renewable energy has been dominating new power capacity in the United States (see: 77–80% Of New US Power Capacity Came From Solar & Wind In 2020), it takes a long time to shift the giant electricity grid, which some have called the biggest machine in the country. Even so, month after month, renewable energy’s […]

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Seeds of Opportunity, How Rural America Is Reaping Economic Development Benefits from the Growth of Renewables

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2021 00:53:29 +0000

Register for a webinar on Wednesday, February 10, with RMI authors and community leaders from the projects highlighted in the three case studies to learn more about how to effectively foster wind and solar project developments locally

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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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