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Natural gas estimated by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to have largest share in new electricity generating capacity additions in U.S. in 2018 Q3, making up 56% of total

New Electricity Generating Capacity Additions in U.S.
2010 – 2018 Q3 (percentage)

Proof Point Findings:
  • Natural Gas Capacity ­– Natural gas continue to have largest share in new electricity generating capacity additions in U.S. in 2018 Q3, further increasing share of total from 41% in 2017 to 56% as of 2018 Q3, according to SEIA
  • Solar Power Increase – New installations of solar power in U.S. increased significantly from 4% of capacity additions in 2010 to 30% by 2018
  • Zero Coal Installations – Additional coal installations stopped by 2015 as country leans towards cleaner and renewable energy sources
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include intensifying efforts from both consumer and business segments to to shift to renewable energy sources, persisting climate change, and rapidly accelerating renewable energy technologies
Sectors: Energy, Utilities
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Date Last Updated: February 6, 2019

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