Kenneth Bossong, SUN DAY Campaign
April 29, 2014

Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its renewable electricity generation projections as part of its “Annual Energy Outlook — 2014” (AEO2014).

You can find the report here.

In its Reference Case, EIA notes: “Renewable electricity generation in the United States is projected to grow by 69 percent from 2012 to 2040…, including an increase of more than 140 percent in generation from nonhydropower renewable energy sources…Although nonhydropower renewable generation more than doubles between 2012 and 2040…,[renewable energy’s] contribution to U.S. total electricity generation is still just 16 percent.”

Two other scenarios offered by EIA — the Low Economic Growth and the High Oil and Gas Resource cases — suggest even lower penetration rates by renewables.

In the view of the SUN DAY Campaign, these projections do not pass the laugh test.

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