About half of new U.S. power came from renewables last year
According to the report, renewable electricity generation peaked at 67.5 billion kilowatthours (or, 21% of total electric generation by utilities) in March. Not surprisingly, the Western census, which generated a majority of its power from hydroelectricity and solar, led the country in power from renewable energy sources. On an overall basis, renewable energy sources accounted for more than 10% of total electricity generated in the country for the first time. Figures relating to the share of natural gas and coal in electricity generation are not available right now. In 2016, they accounted for 34% and 30% of overall generated capacity.
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