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Nuclear Energy Generation Surpassed by Renewable Energy in 2021

Electric power sector generation from renewable sources totaled 795 million MWh in the United States during 2021, surpassing nuclear generation, which totaled 778 million...

Renewable Energy Expected to Supply 44 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050

In the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) Reference case, which reflects current laws and regulations, EIA projects that the...

Solar, Battery Storage Expected to Comprise 60 Percent of New Capacity

Power plant developers and operators expect to add 85 GW of new generating capacity to the U.S. power grid from 2022 to 2023, 60%...

Five U.S. States Implemented New Clean Energy Standards in 2021

As of the end of 2021, 31 states and the District of Columbia had renewable portfolio standards (RPS) or clean energy standards (CES), the...

EIA: Solar Power Generation Has Grown 20-Fold in Last 10 Years

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) January Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts that rising electricity generation from renewable energy resources such as solar and...

EIA Predicts Solar Will Make Up Half of New U.S. Electric Generating Capacity in...

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory report, 46.1 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity will be...

Renewable Energy Became the Second-Most Prevalent U.S. Electricity Source in 2020

In 2020, renewable energy sources – including wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass and geothermal energy – generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or...

EIA Projects Solar Generation Will Account for 20 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050

According to U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Annual, solar power has accounted for 3% of U.S. electricity generation from all sources in...

Renewables Will Make Up Majority of Global Generation Increases, EIA Projects

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2021 (IEO2021) report suggests that renewable resources – particularly solar and wind – will be...

Longest-Operating Solar Thermal Facility Retires Nearly Entire Capacity

The Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) facility in California’s Mojave Desert recently retired five of its solar plants (SEGS 3 through 7) and plans...

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