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Most Electricity Growth to Come from Renewables

Electricity generation will grow by about 3% this year and 1% next year—and most of it will come from renewables, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

What’s going on: “EIA expects electricity from solar, wind and hydropower combined to account for 22% of total U.S. generation in 2024, increasing to 24% in 2025. Electricity from those three sources had made up 21% of U.S. generation in 2023.”

  • Solar is likely to provide 41% more electricity this year than it did in 2023, wind generation is slated to provide 5% more and hydropower 6% more.
  • In hydropower, the most sizable growth will likely be in the Southeast.

A historic year: For the first time ever, solar is on track to generate more electricity than hydropower in 2025. 

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