Renewable Energy Tops 14% of US Electrical Generation During First Half of 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly,” with preliminary data through to June 30, 2013, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.20 percent of the nation’s net electric power generation during the first half of the year.

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

>The balance of the nation’s electrical generation mix for the first half of 2013 consisted of coal (39.00 percent – up by 10.3 percent), natural gas and other gas (26.46 percent – down by 13.6 percent), nuclear power (19.48 percent – up by 0.2 percent), and petroleum liquids + coke (0.66 percent – up by 15.6 percent). The balance (0.21 percent) was from other sources and pumped hydro storage.<



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