Tag Archives: renewable sources

New U.S. Capacity from Renewable Sources Far Outpace Natural Gas

New generating capacity in the US continues to outpace gas and other fossil fuels

The first quarter of 2016 is one of lopsided records. First there are the monthly temperature records, with February the most unusually warm on record followed by March, with yet a new record deviation. In the midst of these increasingly worrisome records is another, offering hope that the response to these changing climate patterns is underway. The latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report just released by the …

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Government Forecasts Continue to Underestimate Renewable Energy Growth

Government projections continue to underestimate the trend of renewable energy growth

In its first release of the monthly Energy Infrastructure Update for 2016, the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) reports five new “units” of wind and six new units of solar accounting for 100 percent of new electrical generation brought into service for January, with 468 megawatts (MW) and 145 MW respectively. Renewable energy sources from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydro now deliver 17.93 percent of all …

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Nearly Two-Thirds of New Generating Capacity in 2015 from Renewable Sources

A big year for renewables. Two-thirds of new generating capacity from renewable energy

It was quite a year for renewable energy. 2015 set the record for new electrical generation placed in service from solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. Of the 16,485 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity in 2015, 63.85 percent, nearly two-thirds, came from renewable sources. Wind capacity …

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100 Percent Renewable Energy is Within Reach

The world can run on 100 percent renewable energy, sooner and cheaper than most think

There are no technological or economic reasons why we cannot completely replace fossil fuels with renewable sources of energy. In addition to curbing climate change causing greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy also improves human health. Minimizing climate impacts and reducing health costs would generate trillions of dollars of cumulative savings. The idea that the world can be powered entirely by renewable energy is not …

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Renewables Account for 37 Percent of All New Electrical Generating Capacity in 2013

New electrical capacity provides clean power and jobs for Americans

New electrical generating capacity in 2013 According to the just-released Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects, 37 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation deployed in 2013 came from renewable sources. Energy sources including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind provided 5,279 megawatts (MW) of new installed electrical capacity in 2013, contrasting with coal, which ramped …

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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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