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Renewable Energy Outpaces All Other Sources for Electrical Generation Growth in 2014

The dawn of the age of renewable energy

Non-Hydro Renewables Grew 11 Percent in 2014 – The latest Electric Power Monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through the end of 2014, shows renewable energy leading the pack for net electrical generation growth last year, up 10.9 percent compared to 2013. Solar power’s contribution to net generation more than doubled, up 102.8 percent. Wind generation grew by 8.3 percent, biomass …

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Report Challenges EIA’S Renewable Energy Projections

SUN DAY Campaign research refutes EIA renewable energy projections as wildly inaccurate

New research released by the SUN DAY Campaign challenges the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) assertion that only 16 percent of U.S. electrical generation in 2040 will come from renewable sources of energy. In its “early release review” of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (the final release of which is due for publication on April 30, 2014), the EIA’s Reference Case suggests that energy sources from biomass, …

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U.S. Coal Consumption Down

U.S. coal consumption is declining, but it does not offset the exponential growth of coal consumption globally.

Despite record amounts being spent to propagandize the coal industry and the ridiculous concept of “clean coal”, United States coal consumption has gone down.  Sort of. A recent report from the Energy Information Administration indicates the U.S.’s relative consumption has gone done, while the world consumption continues to rise at a nauseating rate.  This matters in a couple ways.  U.S. has typically driven fossil …

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Renewable Sources Provide All New Generating Capacity in January – Three-Fold Increase From Same Period Last Year

Renewable generating capacity in the US provides all new power for January 2013

The latest Energy Infrastructure Update released yesterday by the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that the US had 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new in-service generating capacity come online in January of 2013 – all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass. The new capacity for January represents a three-fold increase from the 431 MW of new renewable …

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Electrical Generation Capacity from Renewable Sources Surges Under Obama

Electrical generating capacity and net output has grown significantly under the Obama administration

Electrical generation from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal has grown dramatically under the Obama administration says Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. Bossong cites two new government studies that show a near doubling of non-hydro renewable energy sources contributing to U.S. electrical generation since president Obama took office. The latest issue of the Electric Power Monthly from the …

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Carbon Emissions in U.S. at 20-Year Low

Carbon emissions drop to a 20-year low due to less coal and mild winter

Carbon emissions from energy generation in the United States dropped to a 20-year low for the first quarter of 2012. According to the most recent figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) emissions for the January-March period were 1.134 billion metric tons, down 8 percent for the same period last years. According to the report, several factors were at play for the drop in …

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Why Congress Must Extend the PTC for Wind Power

There are dark clouds on the horizon for wind energy of Congress does not renew the PTC

The expiration of the production tax credit (PTC) at the end of this year constitutes a major obstacle for U.S. wind energy. If the PTC is not extended by Congress, tens of thousands of jobs will be lost and economic development would be stymied. As stated in a report from Ernst and Young, “Failure to extend this incentive could stop wind development in its tracks.” The federal …

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