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Renewable Energy Provides Half of All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

Green Mountain Energy Renewable Energy World

The greatest part about starting a new year is seeing the growth of renewable energy from the previous year, and 2012 was a big win for the future of renewable energy. RenewableEnergyWorld.com recently had a great breakdown of the latest renewable energy statistics from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). According to FERC, in 2012, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) accounted for 49.10% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity… Wind led the way in 2012 with 164 new “units” totaling 10,689 MW followed by solar with 240 units totaling 1,476 MW. You can view the full report [pdf] here. We’re excited for the continued commitment to renewable energy and thank you for your support a clean, renewable future. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this; chime in below with your comments.


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