F e b r u a r y  2 0 1 3 — Volume 21, Issue 2
The GENI-us Letter

Renewable Energy Was Nearly Half Of New U.S. Generation Capacity Additions In 2012

Dear GENI Friend,

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/er/images/figure_12es.pngJanuary to October 2012 - New U.S. Installed Electricity Generation Capacity There’s been dramatic shift in U.S. energy development recently.  In 2012, for the first time ever, renewable energies provided nearly half of the new capacity developed.   From the graphic you can see that wind and solar installations were nearly equal to natural gas and coal.  This is a major shift from business-as-usual, since fossil fuels and nuclear power currently power 87% of U.S. electrical generation (Fig. 12 from the eia.gov)

There are multiple reasons for this significant turn towards cleaner options.  The public and policy-makers are keenly aware of climate change and its primary cause being the burning of fossil fuels.  150 proposed coal-fired plants have been scrapped while state and federal incentives make solar/wind attractive investments.

GENI makes the case for 100% renewable energy by 2020 in nation after nation

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These young people are developing the skills and leadership to accelerate this transition.

In partnership for the planet,

Peter MeisenGENI's 25th Anniversary Seal -- 1987-2012
Peter Meisen


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