Renewable energy capacity has doubled in the United States over the past decade, making renewables the fastest growing energy sources in the country. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that new renewables capacity – especially wind and solar – will reduce the amount of electricity generated from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants this year.

They report wind and solar accounted for 14% of electricity generation in the U.S. in 2022, and expect that generation to rise to 18% in 2024.

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