Renewables covered 96% of new electrical capacity in opening months of 2022

By WPED Staff The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower) provided 96.3% of the domestic electrical generating capacity added in January and February 2022, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign.
According to the latest issue of FERC’s” Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through February 28, 2022), utility-scale wind and solar facilities added 3,976 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity during the first two months of this year.
EIA reports that wind-generated electricity expanded by 33.2%. Combined, electrical generation by wind and solar increased by more

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