• After a boom year for new natural gas plants, renewables set to retake the lead

    7 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Wind turbines at the Cedar Point Wind Energy Project in Limon, Colorado.
    In 2019, more renewable energy will be added to the grid than fossil fuel-based energy, according to estimates from the Energy Information Administration. That had been the trend between 2013 and 2017, but last year new natural gas-fired power plants outpaced renewable additions to the grid. As a result, US carbon emissions increased, notably from the power sector , despite the rapid retirement of coal plants and a growing consciousness about the necessity of low-carbon energy.
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