U.S Generates 10% of All Energy from Wind/Solar for the First Time

U.S Generates 10% of All Energy from Wind/Solar for the First Time

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A report from the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) yesterday shows that 10% of all the energy generated in March of this year came from wind and solar, and more largely that clean energy is growing almost exponentially. 

 

"Electricity generation from both of these energy sources has grown with increases in wind and solar generating capacity." the report reads, "On an annual basis, wind and solar made up 7% of total U.S electric generation in 2016." 

 

 

From the chart, we can see that wind and solar energy have been increasing at astounding rates since 2007, with wind accounting for 8% of the total and being the predominant method for generating clean energy nationwide.

On a state level, we can see that Texas and California are the two states with the largest contributions to solar and wind energy, with Texas leading the way with overwhelming capacity for wind energy production. 

 

 

After recent actions by Trump to pull the U.S out of the Paris climate agreement, people from all backgrounds have come together to declare their dedication to fighting climate change, and as even more cities (up to 175 and counting) are added to the growing list, the change will only come sooner. 

You can read the full report here

 

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