Solar and Wind Production Surpasses All other Energy Sources this January

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) just released data that shows new solar and wind generation created for the first month of this year was more than any other energy source including natural gas. FERC’s Data also shows that all combined renewables (i.e., solar, wind, hydro power, geothermal, biomass) now produces 21% of the total US generating capacity. That’s up from 16% five years ago so it’s going up about a percentage point every year. Total renewable generation capacity is at 254 GW and looks to surpass the total generation by coal in the US as well which is at 264 GW by the end of this year. This is all very exciting news for the energy revolution as all signs are pointing green!