More than 2/3 of the new energies available in the USA come from solar and wind power

Renewables account for more than two-thirds of new electricity generation capacity registered in the United States in the first six months of 2022, estimates the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

This brings the share of clean energy in total available generation capacity in the United States to 26.74%, compared to 19.7% five years ago, and 14.76% ten years ago, Electrek reports. , which further notes that no new nuclear or coal-based capacity has been reported for 2022:

Wind (5,722 megawatts) and solar (3,895 MW) provided 67.01% of the 14,352 MW of utility-scale capacity (i.e. greater than 1 MW) that was brought online in the first half of 2022. Additional capacity was provided by geothermal (26 MW), hydropower (7 MW) and biomass (2 MW). The balance came from natural gas (4,695 MW) and oil (5 MW). »


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