Wind & Solar to Account for Largest Portion of New Electric Generation in 2020

Renewable energy generation is projected to increase 11 percent in 2020 in the US according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA)  EIA Short-term Energy Outlook, while US electric power generation is forecast to experience a 3 percent decline overall in 2020. These numbers were revised down 5 percent for wind to 19.4GW of new wind capacity, and down 10 percent for solar to 12.5GW of new utility-scale solar, since the last quarter’s report. In contrast, natural gas generation is forecast to rise 1 percent and coal to fall by 20 percent.