More than 10 percent of US electricity is coming from renewable sources

Aaron Schrank Jun 2, 2017
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More than 10 percent of US electricity is coming from renewable sources

Aaron Schrank Jun 2, 2017
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The U.S. Energy Information Administration published data this week showing that more than 10 percent of U.S. electricity came from renewable sources like wind and solar in the first quarter of this year. That’s well above what the federal agency predicted years ago. What happened?

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