US renewables are pursuing their rise

A concentrating solar power plantTo a new study quoted in Cleantechies, renewable energy sources should represent 16 percent of the electricity consumption in the United States in 2018, much earlier than previously thought.

The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) projections believed such levels would be reach only in 2040 (!) Currently renewables represent already 13 percent of the total electricity consumed in the USA, up from 9 percent in 2004.

Recently, Texas got over 30 percent of its electricity from wind with ” only ” 10 GW of capacity. ” Only ” because additional 18.5 GW are under construction in this state alone.


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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