Renewables dominate new energy sources in US so far in 2022

Photo credit: Westboundary Photography, Chris Gill

Renewable energy continued to surge in America in the first quarter of 2022.  During the first quarter of 2022, renewable energy sources provided a whopping 97.4% of new domestic electrical generating capacity and 24.4% of actual generation.

Fully, 100% of the new electricity generation capacity brought online in the United States in March 2022, came from renewable energy sources. Date from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) indicates that 1,418 MW of new wind capacity came online in March and solar accounted for 240 MW that month.

“This isn’t happening by accident, or strictly due to market forces,” tweeted Susan Rakov, chair of Environment America Research and Policy Center’s clean energy program. “State policies made the development of renewable energy a priority, and guess what? It’s working.”

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