More than 2/3 of the new energy sources available in the US come from solar and wind power.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) estimates that renewables account for more than two-thirds of the new power generation capacity registered in the US in the first six months of 2022.

As a result, the share of clean energy in total available generating capacity in the US is 26.74%, up from 19.7% five years ago and 14.76% ten years ago, according to Electrek. declared capacity for 2022:

“Wind (5,722 MW) and solar (3,895 MW) provided 67.01% of the 14,352 MW of utility capacity (i.e. over 1 MW) that was commissioned in the first half of 2022. ), hydropower (7 MW) and biomass (2 MW). The remainder was natural gas (4,695 MW) and oil (5 MW). »


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