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Renewables Contribute to Downward Shift in Carbon Intensity of Power Generation

From 2016 to 2020, the carbon intensity of U.S. power generation fell 18%, driven by a shift in the U.S. electricity generation mix away...

EIA: Nearly a Quarter of Generation Came From Renewable Energy in H1 2022

In the first six months of 2022, 24% of U.S. utility-scale electricity generation came from renewable sources, based on data from the U.S. Energy...

EIA Reports Record Number of Solar Panel Shipments in 2021

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules rose to a record electricity-generating capacity of 28.8 million peak kilowatts in 2021, from 21.8 million peak...

EIA Predicts Renewables Will Comprise 22 Percent of Electricity Generation in 2022

U.S. electricity generation from renewable sources, such as hydropower, wind and solar, accounted for 20% of electricity generation both in 2020 and in 2021....

EIA Finds Nearly 20 Percent of Planned PV Delayed in First Half of 2022

Power plant developers plan to install 17.8 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity in 2022, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA)...

EIA Predicts a 2.4 Percent Electricity Consumption Increase in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. electricity consumption this year to increase 2.4% over 2021, resulting primarily from increased economic activity but...

EIA Reports a 19 Percent Increase in Solar Production in 2020

In 2020, energy production in the United States fell by record amounts compared with 2019, mostly as a result of decreased economic activity during...

Power Grid Added 15 GW of Generating Capacity in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators shows 15 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity came online in the...

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...

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