Wind, Solar Will Account for Much of 2020’s New Electricity Generation

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest inventory of electric generators nationwide, 42 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions are expected to start commercial operation in 2020. Solar and wind represent almost 32 GW (76%) of these additions. Scheduled capacity retirements (11 GW) for 2020 will primarily be driven by coal (51%). 1/15/2020