Nonfossil Fuel Sources Accounted for 21% of U.S. Energy Consumption in 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 14:14:23 +0000

Primary energy consumption totaled 93 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in the United States in 2020, or 7 quads less than in 2019. Fossil fuels — specifically petroleum, natural gas, and coal — accounted for 79% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2020. About 21% of U.S. energy consumption in 2020 came from nonfossil fuel […]

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The United States Consumed a Record Amount of Renewable Energy in 2020

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:54:43 +0000

In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 12% of total U.S. energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of U.S. energy consumption that increased in 2020 from 2019; fossil fuel and […]

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Renewables = 21.6% of US Electricity in 1st Quarter, 25.5% in March

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:10:28 +0000

Renewable energy’s contribution to United States electricity supply has been growing for years. In just the past three years, renewable energy’s share of US electricity generation in the first quarter of the year has grown by more than three percentage points, from 18.4% in Q1 2019 to 21.6% in Q1 2021. Wind power has been […]

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Solar & Wind Power = 99.7% of New US Electricity Capacity in 1st Quarter of 2021

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 04:02:46 +0000

Not including rooftop solar power, solar PV accounted for 36.5% of new US electricity generation capacity in the first quarter of 2021. (Note that we are talking about new power capacity in this article, not electricity generation itself.) Another 63.2% of new US electricity generation capacity came from new wind power plants. Those two combine […]

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Solar & Wind Provided 11% of US Electricity in First 2 Months of 2021

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 09 May 2021 11:10:09 +0000

Following our US Power Capacity Report for the first two months of 2020, which showed that 99.7% of new US power capacity came from solar and wind, we’ve got a US Electricity Generation Report that is much less uplifting. Aside from the fact that 11% is a lot lower than 99.7% (of course), the bad […]

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99.7% of New US Power Capacity = Solar & Wind in January & February

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 11:10:51 +0000

New US power capacity in the first two months of 2021 came almost exclusively from wind and solar power plants, data from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) shows. Looking at large-scale power capacity added to the grids across the country (which does not include rooftop solar power), 99.7% came from wind and solar […]

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Hydrogen Trains, Upgrading A Water Heater, Cheap Solar — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 03:53:16 +0000

Another week has flown by and we’ve got another roundup of our top (most popular) stories of the week. This past week, the interest (and content) was all over the map, as it was last week. Hydrogen trains in California, the various tech options on the market when upgrading your water heater, and the US […]

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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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2020 U.S. Power Report Card: Solar & Wind Getting High Scores

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 11:10:35 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC By Christian Tae It’s official: renewable resources surpassed coal in 2020 to become the third-largest source of electricity nationwide according to new government data. Continuing their promising trends from 2019, solar and wind energy again made strong gains across multiple states, accompanied by a steep reduction in total power sector pollution. But we […]

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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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