Klaxton shares a report from Electrek: Clean energy accounted for more than two-thirds of new US electric generating capacity added in the first six months of 2022, according to data recently released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Wind (5,722 megawatts) and solar (3,895 MW) provided 67.01% of the 14,352 MW of utility capacity (ie more than 1 MW) coming online in the first half of 2022. Additional capacity was provided by geothermal energy (26 MW), hydropower (7 MW) and biomass (2 MW). Natural gas (4,695 MW) and oil (5 MW) made up the balance. For 2022, no new capacities have been announced either at nuclear power plants or at coal. This increases the share of clean energy in total US installed generating capacity to 26.74%. To put this in perspective, five years ago the share of clean energy was 19.7%. Ten years ago, it was 14.76%.

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