Dive Brief: Despite the rise of renewable energy and the struggles of older plants such as coal, the United States’ energy infrastructure remains dominated by fossil fuels, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) May infrastructure update . About 2.1 GW of new gas capacity came online in May, according to the report, compared with 312 MW of solar and no wind. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that fossil fuels’ share of energy consumption last year was the lowest in more than a century — but it was still more than 80%. Dive Insight: For all the news of clean energy replacing older generation , FERC’s infrastructure report illustrates that gas and coal are large and entrenched. While new gas plants are i ncreasingly being threatened by renewables and energy storage, particularly in California , a broader view shows plants are still going strong and the decline […]