NewEnergyNews: Wind Takes New Energy Lead Over Hydro


Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.



  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Could Get Very Hot
  • TTTA Thursday-New York Needs Ocean Wind
  • TTTA Thursday-New York Needs Rooftop Solar

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Taking Energy Storage To The Markets

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Energy Storage Solutions For Medically Vulnerable Households In Power Outages
  • QUICK NEWS, July 16: What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate; EVs As Energy Storage

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Cost Of Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, July 15: Key To The Climate Crisis Fight; Economics Send Red States To New Energy

  • Weekend Video: Bill Maher On Mars, Earth, And The Environment
  • Weekend Video: Extreme Midwest Weather And The Climate Crisis
  • Weekend Video: The Lies That Became The ClimateGate Smear
  • --------------------------


    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish



    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart




      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.


    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • FRIDAY WORLD, July 19:

  • A Climate Crisis Choice Worth Wrestling With
  • New Energy Around The World
  • New Energy Needs New Policy

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Wind Takes New Energy Lead Over Hydro

    Utility-scale wind becoming top renewable energy resource this year, EIA says

    Rod Walton, June 11, 2019 (Power Engineering)

    “The annual power generation production from wind energy will surpass hydropower and become the top U.S. utility-scale clean energy resource for the first time ever this year, [according to the newest U.S. Energy Information Administration Short Term Energy Outlook]…. U.S. electricity generation from wind totaled close to one million MWh in April, a new record…Hydropower currently accounts for a 7 percent share of total generation and should maintain that over the next two years…Wind, however, is closing in on that share and growing, while the forecast predicts that all renewable fuels—including wind, hydro and solar—will produce 18 percent of the U.S. generation mix this year and almost 20 percent in 2020…

    …[Wind is forecast to provide] 46 percent of the expected 23.7 GW in new electricity capacity added in the U.S. this year. Part of the increase could be attributable to tax benefits, since companies which want to take the full 2016 value of the federal Production Tax Credit must start construction by 2020…[G]as-fired generation is solidifying its hold atop the U.S. electricity generation mix. Utility-scale electricity generation from gas-fired power plants totaled 35 percent last year and should reach 38 percent by 2020…Coal is likely to fall from its 27 percent share in 2018 to 24 percent this year and 23 percent a year later…Nuclear energy is expected to hold a 20-percent share of the U.S. mix this year and drop to 19 percent in 2020…” click here for more


    Post a Comment

    << Home