Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Coal outgrows wind in 2013 US Capacity Additions

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas - Today in Energy - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA):

Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013. Solar provided nearly 22%, a jump up from less than 6% in 2012. Coal provided 11% and wind nearly 8%. Almost half of all capacity added in 2013 was located in California. In total, a little over 13,500 megawatts (MW) of new capacity was added in 2013, less than half the capacity added in 2012.

The full summary may be read at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Natural gas provided the greatest capacity growth in California

Coal the greatest growth in Texas

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