Renewable energy is beneficial energy that’s collected from renewable resources, that are naturally replenished on a human timescale, including carbon neutral sources like sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. (hrui/Shutterstock)
Washington DC – In line with a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of knowledge just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided greater than 1 / 4 of the nation’s electrical generation through the first half of 2022.
The most recent issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” report (with data through June 30, 2022) reveals that in the primary six months of 2022, renewable energy sources (including small-scale solar systems) increased their electrical output by nearly a fifth (18.45%) in comparison with the identical period a 12 months earlier and provided 25.23% of total U.S. electrical generation.
For the six months, wind-generated electricity increased by 24.67% and provided 11.55% of total electrical generation. Meanwhile, solar sources grew by 27.72% and provided 4.94% of the nation’s electrical output. In June alone, solar accounted for five.70% of U.S. electrical generation.
Taken together, renewable energy sources comfortably out-produced each coal and nuclear power by 28.76% and 38.81% respectively. The mixture of just wind and solar generated almost as much because the nation’s nuclear power plants (344,685 gigawatthours (GWh) vs. 379,927 GWh) and, actually out-produced nuclear within the month of April.
The mid-year statistics suggest that renewables could also be heading in the right direction to surpass EIA’s forecast for electrical generation by renewables in 2022.
EIA has projected that renewable energy sources will provide 22% of U.S. electrical output this 12 months.
Including that generated by distributed solar, renewables provided 22.3% last 12 months and 24.4% in the primary quarter of this 12 months. On the 12 months’s halfway point, renewables have already surpassed 25%.
“Renewables seem poised to once more out-perform official government forecasts,” noted the SUN DAY Campaign’s executive director Ken Bossong. “Now providing one-quarter of the nation’s electrical output, it’s conceivable that with the incentives provided by the brand new Inflation Reduction Act, wind, solar, and other renewables will reach the one-third point inside the subsequent few years and dominate electrical generation thereafter.”
Article provided by the The SUN DAY Campaign