Renewables exceed 20 percent of U.S. Electricity, neck-and-neck with nuclear, closing in on coal

Solar energy reaches 2.7 percent of total as wind retains its lead over hydropower, according to EIA’s mid-year “Electric Power Monthly” report


Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for more than a fifth (20.1 percent) of net domestic electrical generation during the first six months of 2019, 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 percent.

The latest issue of EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" (with data through June 30, 2019) reveals that solar and wind both showed continued growth.

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