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US renewable generation sets record

In 2020, renewable power generation became the second largest source of electricity in the United States. According to the Energy Information Administration, renewable energy sources represented 21% of the electricity generated in the United States. This is the first time that renewable energy accounted for more generation than both coal (19%) and nuclear (20%). Electricity…

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US natural gas power generation declines

Natural gas-fired power generation in the United States declined through the first four months of 2021. According to the EIA, an average of 3,394 gigawatthours of electricity were generated daily by natural gas-fired power plants. This represents a 7% decline compared to the same period in 2020 and the first decline since 2017.   Despite…

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Stressed US energy infrastructure

The nation’s energy infrastructure succumbed to enormous stress as extreme winter weather gripped the US in mid-February. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, power disruptions impacted energy customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oregon, and Virginia. Texas was hit particularly hard as millions of people were left without power for days.   Electric generation assets were severely…

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