Renewable Generation Surges, Tops Nuclear
June 29, 2020
Renewable energy sources produced more electricity than coal during the first four months of 2020 and also topped nuclear power according to EIA.
Solar and wind expanded faster than all other energy sources. Solar expanded by 20.7% year-over-year and provided almost 3.0% of the U.S. total. Wind grew by 12.2% and accounted for more than 9.3% of total generation.
Wind and solar together provided 12.3% of total U.S. generation. Overall, all sources of renewables accounted for 21.6% of total electrical output.
In addition, renewable energy sources produced 2.5% more electricity than nuclear power during the same period. In April alone, renewables outperformed nuclear power by 14.9%.