August 7, 2017

...AND CHEAPER...:

Three Renewable Energy Numbers to Impress Your Friends With: 7, 43, 50 (John Rogers, 8/06/17, Ecowatch)

Wind's Growth = 7 [...]

Growth in renewable energy in recent years has meant we produced almost seven times as much wind-powered electricity in the U.S. in 2016 as we did in 2007. And wind's share of our national electricity generation increased from 0.8 percent to 5.5 percent.

All told, the tens of thousands of wind turbines dotting the landscape generate enough to cover the electricity needs of some 25 million typical American homes. [...]

Solar's Growth = 43

Recent gains have in some ways been even more impressive for solar. The baseline is maybe a little tough to pin down (and our own calculations suggest an even greater growth), but the new report says that we got 43 times as much electricity from solar in 2016 as in 2007. [...]

States Involved = 50

Posted by at August 7, 2017 3:52 PM

  

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