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    Renewable energy production through first half of 2022 surpassed coal by more than 18%

    Domestic production and consumption of renewable energy (e.g., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) reached a record high as of mid-year 2022, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of new data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

    The latest issue of EIA’s “Monthly Energy Review” report (with data through June 30, 2022) reveals that renewable sources accounted for nearly one-seventh (13.84%) of the U.S. energy produced and 13.65% of the energy consumed for electricity, transportation, heating and other uses. Renewable energy production during the first six months of 2022 was 6.991 quadrillion Btu (quads) — 13.29% more than at the same time in 2021 and 17.54% more than at the mid-point of 2020.

    The growth by renewables was driven primarily by solar and wind which expanded by 26.55% and 24.66% respectively. There were also increases…

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