A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration “Today in Energy” brief looks at how government policies, price, and other factors could affect long-term growth in U.S. renewable electricity generation.
“Renewable electricity generation in the United States is projected to grow by 69% from 2012 to 2040 in the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case, including an increase of more than 140% in generation from nonhydropower renewable energy sources. While projected hydropower generation is almost completely insensitive to alternative assumptions related to cost, policy, and general economic conditions, the level of nonhydropower renewable electricity generation varies significantly with different assumptions.”–EIA’s Today in Energy
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2014, Issues in Focus. GHG refers to greenhouse gases.
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