About half of new U.S. power came from renewables last year

11 Jan 2018   Renewables, USA

About half of the new utility-scale power on the U.S. grid last year came from renewables and most of that was in the fourth quarter, the government said. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said its data combing so far shows 25 gigawatts of new electricity was added to the grid last year, with about half of that coming from renewable energy resources like wind and solar. “Of the renewable capacity additions in 2017, more than half came online during the fourth quarter. Renewable capacity additions are often highest in the final months of the year, in part because of timing qualifications for federal, state, or local tax incentives,” the EIA’s briefing read. […]

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