US renewables hit 96.3% share in new electrical capacity

In January and February, solar and wind proved the most popular renewable energy sources, according to a new report

‘Nearly 85% of retired US power capacity in 2022 will be coal power stations’

Almost 14.9GW of coal-fired power capacity will retire in the coming months

Solar and wind ‘provided more than one-eighth of total US electrical generation’

Electricity generated by renewables accounted for more than 20% of total US production during the first three-quarters of 2021, according to a new report

Renewables ‘made up nearly 91% of new US capacity in first half of 2021’

Solar-generated electricity grew by 25% in the past year, according to a new report

More than half a million Americans live within 3 miles of oil and gas flares

Texas, North Dakota and Montana produce the most flaring activity, according to a new report

US wind output hits new heights in December

EIA estimates that wind accounted for 9% of US electricity generation in 2020

Solar and wind to make up almost 70% of new US utility-scale capacity in 2021

An estimated 15.4GW of utility-scale solar capacity is forecast to be added to the grid in the new year, surpassing the 12GW increase in 2020

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US consumption of renewable energy hit record high in 2019

The amount of renewables consumed last year held an 11% share of total US energy use, according to a report

Hydropower hailed as ‘most widely-used renewable power source’ in the world

Geothermal power is the least popular source of energy amongst producers, despite it being the main renewable source in the Philippines, Kenya and Nicaragua

Fossil fuels still most common power source in majority of US states

Coal generation still provides the largest power share in 18 states