The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) recent “Today in Energy” brief looks at how environmental policy, 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 Reference case, including an increase of more than 140% in generation from non-hydropower renewable energy sources,” said the authors of the “Today in Energy” brief. “While projected hydropower generation is almost completely insensitive to alternative assumptions related to cost, policy, and general economic conditions, the level of non-hydropower renewable electricity generation varies significantly with different assumptions.”
Environmental Information Administration
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