25.23% of the country’s electrical generation capacity in the first six months of 2022 came from renewable energy sources! This is according to a SUN DAY Campaign review of data that was released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” report shows that renewable energy sources increased their electrical output by nearly one-fifth (18.45%) compared to six months of last year and created just over 25% of energy in the United States!
During this period electrical generation by wind increased by 24.67% and provided 11.55% of total electrical generation. Solar energy resources grew by 27.72% and provided 4.94% of the nation’s electrical output. In June alone, solar accounted for 5.70% of U.S. electrical generation!
All of the United States’ renewable energy sources were out-producing both coal and nuclear power by 28.76%. Wind and solar power along generated almost as much as the nation’s nuclear power plants (344,685 GWh vs. 379,927 GWh). Renewable resources like solar and wind even out-produced nuclear in the month of April.