Wind energy retains lead over hydropower, according to latest EIA report

By Michelle Froese U.S. renewable energy sources (including wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, and geothermal energy) accounted for more than a fifth (20.1%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first six months of 2019. This is according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). A year earlier, renewables’ share was 19.9%.
Renewables are neck-and-neck with nuclear, and closing in on coal, for the top spot of U.S. electric generation, at least for the first half of 2019.
The latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through June 30, 2019) reveals that solar and wind

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