Renewables account for half of new U.S. electrical generation in 2017

According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through December 31, 2017), renewable sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for half (49.85%) of the 24,614 MW of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service in 2017. New natural gas capacity accounted for 48.67%, with…

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