Renewable Energy breaking records in the U.S.A.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently announced that wind and solar accounted for 10% of electricity generation for the first time ever.

On an annual basis, generation from both wind and solar was 7% in 2016, but in March 2017, it broke the 10% barrier. Of this, 8% was from wind and 2% from solar.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly

The EIA expects the figures from April this year to exceed 10% Then fall back as the seasons change. The states that generate the most electricity from wind power include Texas, Oklahoma and Iowa, which are windiest in the northern spring. Read more at the EIA website here.