- According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), wind beat out natural gas as the most installed energy source by capacity in the U.S. last year.
- All told, the country brought 10,689 MW of wind energy online last year, while natural gas accounted for 8,746 MW.
- Coal, solar, and biomass had 4,510 MW, 1,476 MW, and 543 MW respectively.
From the article:
In total, the U.S. installed 491.82 GW of natural gas, or 42.5 percent of total capacity, followed by coal at 337.71 GW, or 29.2 percent of total capacity. Nuclear accounted for 9.2 percent of capacity at 107.01 MW, followed by water at 8.5 percent of capacity and 98.12 GW and wind with slightly less than 5 percent of total capacity with 57.53 MW installed. ...