SUN DAY Campaign: renewables provided 97.4% of new U.S. generating capacity in Q1

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"2022 has begun as a strong year for solar and wind notwithstanding headwinds such as disruptions in global supply chains, trade disputes, and access to transmission," noted the SUN DAY Campaign's executive director Ken Bossong.

Official Press Release SUN DAY Campaign:

Latest FERC and EIA data show: renewable energy sources provided 97.4% of new U.S. generating capacity and 24.4% of electrical production in first quarter of 2022

In March alone, renewables were 100% of new capacity and record-setting 27.8% of actual generation

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 97.4% of new domestic electrical generating capacity and 24.4% of actual generation during the first three months of 2022. According to the latest issue of FERC's" Energy Infrastructure Update" (with data through March 31, 2022), utility-scale (i.e., >1-MW) solar and wind facilities added 1,639 megawatts (MW) and 4,114-MW respectively. Hydropower provided an additional 5-MW. Natural gas... ... More: Official Press Release SUN DAY Campaign

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