Renewables’ 2016 Forecast: Further Growth

The US Energy Information Administration projects that electricity generated from utility-scale renewable plants is expected to grow by 9% in 2016.

“Much of the growth comes from new installations of wind and solar plants and increases in hydroelectric generation after a relatively dry 2015. In 2016, electricity from utility-scale renewable sources is expected to account for 14% of the total electricity generated in the United States, with wind and solar contributing 5.2% and 0.8%, respectively.”

graph of electricity generation from utility-scale plants, as explained in the article text

Fuel Fix: “The report follows a vote in Congress last year to extend federal tax credits for renewables, but the EIA said “most utility-scale plants” beginning operation this year were already under development.”

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