Volume 95 Issue 25 | p. 17 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 19, 2017

Wind and solar combined surpass 10% of U.S. electricity generation

Contribution expected to drop during summer months
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: renewables, wind, solar, electricity

Wind turbines and photovoltaic arrays provided slightly more than 10% of U.S. electricity generation in March.

This marks the first time these two renewables combined have made a double-digit contribution to the nation’s generation of electricity, says a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

EIA anticipates that April figures will show that the two renewable sources again contributed to more than 10% of U.S. generation. The agency expects this level to . . .

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