Solar and wind “are winning the race for new electricity generation in the U.S.,” Radford report, citing latest data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). New generation capacity was down 58% in June 2014 compared to the previous year—but coal was down 100%, nuclear “stayed even” at zero new production, and “solar and wind combined outpaced coal, natural gas, and nuclear combined.” Radford acknowledges that fossil fuels still supply by far the majority of electricity demand. “They were here yesterday, and 50-100+ years ago. But today, in the market, clean energy technology is on the rise.”
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