US Renewables Nearly Tied With Nuclear At 20%, Coal Falls To 27% | CleanTechnica
Renewable energy sources accounted for a fifth of US power generation over the first third of 2018 according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration, as coal dropped to 27% of total electricity generation.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its ‘Electric Power Monthly‘ report this week, revealing the latest energy statistics across the country for and through to the month of April and the figures continue to show the continued growth of the renewable energy industry and the decline of the country’s coal industry.
For the month of April, coal generated a total of 73,489 megawatt-hours (MWh), or 24.3% of the country’s total net generation. Natural gas continued to dominate with 100,004 MWh, or 33%, while nuclear and renewables continued to battle it out — nuclear with 19.5% and renewables with 22% (all renewable energy sources including hydroelectric).