Solar and wind power account for all new U.S. electricity generation in January

By Kelly Pickerel According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data in the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with numbers through January 31, 2018), wind and solar accounted for all new electrical generation placed into service in the first month of this year.
Moreover, for the first time, the total installed capacity of renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) has surpassed a milestone — accounting for over one-fifth (20.39%) of total available U.S. generating capacity. Combined, wind and solar alone now exceed one-tenth (10.18%) of installed capacity.
FERC data show that 12 new

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