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EIA expects that U.S. wind capacity additions in 2019 will total 12.7 gigawatts (GW), exceeding annual capacity additions for the previous six years but falling short of the record 13.3 GW of wind capacity added in 2012. Read more

Power Generation

After nearly two decades of strong annual growth, renewables around the world added as much net capacity in 2018 as they did in 2017, an unexpected flattening of growth trends that raises concerns about meeting long-term climate goals. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Since 2011, net-metered wind electricity generating capacity in the Northeast has grown faster than in the rest of the United States. Read more

Power Generation

New electricity generating capacity is brought online throughout the year, but December has historically been the most significant month for both onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity additions in the United States Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

More than 80% of Idaho’s in-state utility-scale electricity generation came from renewable resources in 2018, the second-largest share of any state in the country, behind only Vermont. Read more

Power Generation

Renewable generation provided a new record of 742 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity in 2018, nearly double the 382 million MWh produced in 2008. Renewables provided 17.6% of electricity generation in the United States in 2018. Read more

Power Generation

Based on EIA’s December 2018 monthly electric generator inventory of utility-scale generation, 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity were added in the United States in 2018 and 18.7 GW of capacity were retired. Read more

Power Generation

Ameren Missouri's second planned wind facility in the state is one step closer to producing renewable energy. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to complete the sale of its U.S. renewables business by selling its remaining wind operating and development assets to American Electric Power. Read more

Power Generation

Coal generation was overtaken by wind and solar for the first time in five key European markets last year. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

EIA expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind will be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

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