Nuclear & Coal Will Account for Majority of U.S. Generating Capacity Retirements in 2021

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:16:03 +0000

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capacity will account for the largest share of total capacity retirements (56%), followed by coal (30%)

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U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal For 1st Time In Over 130 Years

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2021 02:05:26 +0000

In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. This outcome mainly reflects the continued decline in the amount of coal used for electricity generation over the past decade as well as growth in renewable energy, mostly from wind and solar

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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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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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100% of New US Power Capacity Was Wind & Solar Power in October

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 07:52:47 +0000

With another month logged and put on the record books, we have another month in which only power from renewable energy sources was added to the US electricity grid — 100% of new power capacity was from renewables

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Home Solar Power Blew Up In 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 04:50:15 +0000

Despite the pandemic, Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that home solar PV installations were 21% higher in the first 7 months of 2020 compared to the first 7 months of

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Solar Jobs, Solar Installations, & Homes Powered by Solar in Top 10 US Solar States

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2020 18:24:14 +0000

In October, I published reports on the top US solar states per capita, the top US solar states as a percentage of electricity, and the top US states in terms of total installed solar power capacity. Based on that first ranking system

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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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