Wind energy provided more than 68% of new electrical generation capacity in the United States in October, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, and Texas brought 574 megawatts of new capacity onto the grid, Bossong reports. Another 133 MW came from biomass and solar, with natural gas providing only 15.7% of the month’s new electricity supply.
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Bossong says this is the eighth month in the last 10 when renewable energy supplied more new generation than gas. Renewables have delivered just under half of all new capacity so far this year, and now account for 16.4% of electricity generation across the U.S.