Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are taking off in a big way, in the U.S.A. That’s not just a claim by a random meme picture on Facebook, the latest Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports say so.
According to the recently-released “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind and solar accounted for all new generating capacity placed in-service in April. For the month, two “units” of wind (the 300-megawatt (MW) Hereford-2 Wind Farm Project in Deaf Smith County, TX and the 211-MW Mesquite Creek Wind Project in Dawson County, TX) came on line in addition to six new units – totaling 50 MW – of solar.
Further, since the beginning of 2015 over half of new 3,287 megaWatts of electricity generating capacity in the U.S. has been renewable energy projects. Of the 3,287 megaWatts total so far, 1,518 megaWatts were natural gas plants, making 1,769 megaWatts of wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other renewable electricity generation sources.
This is a strong sign we’re moving in the right direction.
For details see – http://www.ferc.gov/legal/staff-reports/2015/apr-infrastructure.pdf
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