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US Electricity Generation

US Electricity Generation

| April 18, 2022
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On a single day earlier this month – and for the first time ever - wind power was the second-largest source of electric generation in the country, behind only natural gas.  The Energy Information Administration reported on March 29th that wind turbines produced more energy than both coal and nuclear power.  Energy analysts expect that over the coming years, this phenomenon will likely become commonplace as installed wind capacity continues to grow, while use of coal continues to fall.  The use of coal for electricity generation is down more than 50% since 2007.  (Data from EIA, Chart by chartr.co)

Jeffrey Cerny

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