Fossil fuels muscled out of US power generation mix by renewables

Renewable sources of energy made a record contribution to US net electricity generation last year as the share of fossil fuels in the country’s power sector continues its retreat.

The proportion of renewable energy, such as hydropower and solar PV, in the country’s fuel basket mix rose to 17.1% last year, according to data released by the US Energy Information Administration. That’s up from just 15% a year earlier.

Published in Petroleum Economist, 27th March, 2018