We would like to boast a bit
– and celebrate some good news. Renewables are on a roll. The clean
energy industry has become mainstream and in 2014 has captured the lion's share
of new generation in the United States.
From the chart below, you can see the Units and
Megawatts installed in May, and the cumulative totals for 2014.
New wind and solar plants
accounted for 88% of new capacity! That's extraordinary. While one month does
not make a trend, you can also see that Renewables have been 54% of all new
U.S. capacity so far this year.
Only 1 new coal-fired plant
and no nuclear plants have been commissioned in 2014. Clean energy is now
winning, bringing investors and utilities together.
are thrilled to share GENI's recent GIS Maps (Geospatial Information Systems) posted on
the Google Maps Gallery. [Editor's Note: Your positive rating and sharing of these maps helps keep these maps visible where others can see them!] [Tip: when you zoom in to the state/county level, click on a state/county, and watch for the popup window with extra information]
GENI volunteer Jorge Galindo
has spearheaded this project, pulling data from the National Renewable Energy
Lab (NREL) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These maps were
so well crafted that last week they were the Top Maps Featured on the Google
Maps Gallery. These maps show the enormous renewable potential of the United
States and the underlying transmission network to get that power to market.
excited to share these results. Unfortunately, they are not universal in all
nations – which is what's required to build a more sustainable world for all.
Can we continue this trend? Will we leave a hopeful legacy for our children? Please
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