FERC foresees very strong solar and wind growth in the near-term

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Renewables provide almost 70% of new US capacity in first two-thirds of 2022 and the trend will continue.

Official Press Release SUN DAY Campaign:

FERC reports 67.1-GW of new solar and 17.5-GW of new wind capacity

...but only 3.2-GW of net additions by natural gas and 2.2-GW by nuclear power

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), renewable sources accounted for almost 70% of the new U.S. electrical generating capacity added during the first eight months of 2022. Moreover, net new "high probability" additions by solar and wind over the next three years are now projected to be more than 26-times that of natural gas. Renewables Provide Almost 70% of New Capacity in First Two-Thirds 2022: Wind (7,514-MW) and solar (5,711) provided 68.79% of the 19,224-megawatts (MW) in utility-scale (i.e. > 1-MW) capacity put into service during the first two-thirds of the year.... ... More: Official Press Release SUN DAY Campaign

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