Renewables 49.10% of 2012 Electrical Generating Capacity Installed in US

Renewables 49.10% of 2012 Electrical Generating Capacity Installed in US

Renewable energy sources accounted for 49.10 percent of all new US electrical generating capacity installed in 2012 for a total of 12,956 MW, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects.

More than a quarter of that new capacity — 25.29 percent, or 3,276 MW — came on-line in the month of December 2012 alone.

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Renewables Electricity Capacity in US Now Greater than Nuclear and Oil Combined

Renewables Electricity Capacity in US Now Greater than Nuclear and Oil Combined

Renewable energy sources accounted for 41.14 percent of new electrical generating capacity installed in October and 46.22 percent for the first 10 months of 2012, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects.

In October, 10 new wind power projects (594 MW) came on line, as well as three biomass projects (69 MW), 10 solar projects (59 MW) and one water-power project (5 MW).

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