Renewables Accounted for Nearly 1/3 of U.S. Energy Usage in April

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY: 'A 'Wow' moment': US renewable energy hit record 28% in April. What's driving the change?

The percentage of U.S. electricity produced by renewable energy from wind, solar and hydroelectric dams has been steadily rising, from 8.6% in April 2001 to this April's 28%.

And why have we seen such growth?

In 2021, the cost of producing a megawatt-hour of electricity from a new wind turbine was $26 to $50. The same amount of electricity from the cheapest type of natural gas plant ranged from $45 to $74.

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