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Renewables Became 2nd Most Prevalent U.S. Electricity Source In 2020

The U.S. Energy Information Agency writes on CleanTechnica that renewable energy sources were the 2nd most used electricity source in the U.S. in 2020.

The C3 Take
  • For the first time on record, renewables outpaced both coal and nuclear energy in energy production.
  • The EIA predicts that coal-powered generation will increase in 2020 as the price of natural gas rises.
  • The surge in renewable power generations is a testament to the power of market forces as more consumers and utilities are choosing clean energy.

“In 2020, renewable energy sources (including wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy) generated a record 834 billion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the United States.”

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