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.

You are reading a member exclusive article and we’re glad you’re enjoying it

To continue reading, you need a membership (free for limited time) account. If you are a member (with an account), please sign in ... if you would like to subscribe, please do so below.

Want to learn more? View membership benefits

More Stories From Around the Web:

More Stories on this Topic