Friday, July 7, 2017

USA: Electricity from Renewable Energy is More Than from Nuclear

Monthly renewable electricity generation surpasses nuclear for the first time since 1984 (EIA)

In March, and again in April, U.S. monthly electricity generation from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation for the first time since July 1984. This outcome reflects both seasonal and trend growth in renewable generation, as well as maintenance and refueling schedules for nuclear plants, which tend to undergo maintenance during spring and fall months, when overall electricity demand is lower than in summer or winter.