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Renewable Energy Beats Natural Gas for New Capacity in 2014

Renewable sources provide nearly half of all new generating capacity in 2014

It was a close race throughout the year, but in the end new generating capacity from renewable sources beat out new natural gas capacity by 1.16 percent in 2014. Of the 49.81 percent of new capacity from renewable energy, more than one-quarter, or 26.52 percent, came from wind energy while solar power provided another 20.40 percent of the total. Other renewable energy sources, including …

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Renewable Energy Provides 56 Percent of New Electrical Generation Capacity in First Half of 2014

Renewable energy provides 56 percent of all new generating capacity in the United States in the first half of 2014

Renewable energy on the march Keeping with the steady growth and adoption of renewable energy, the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects states that wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydropower accounts for 55.7 percent of newly installed generating capacity in the U.S. for the first half of 2014. Of the total 3,529 megawatts (MW) installed, 1,965 …

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