A SUN DAY analysis of US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed that in the first half of 2018 renewables generated about 19.867% of US net electricity generation, which was just slightly more than the 19.863% nuclear power produced. Ken Bossong, the Executive Director of the SUN DAY campaign, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the situation.
1. What is the significance of domestic renewable electricity generation just edging out nuclear power for the first half of 2018?
The nuclear industry spent years/decades taunting the renewable industries that they were bit players & unreliable sources and stressed that nuclear power accounted for 70-80% of the so-called carbon-free electrical generation. And therefore nuclear power was needed to address climate change. That is no longer true (if it ever was).