Wind and solar projects will power half of U.S. utilities’ new output for 2015

by Ron Meador, veteran journalist, Star Tribune / Posted on MinnPost.Com

The U.S. Energy Information Administration “ . . . just closed out its data gathering for calendar 2014, a process that includes asking utility-scale electric power generators about the new capacity they are adding in the year ahead.

For 2015, these companies told the EIA they plan to boost their combined output by about 20 gigawatts. More than half of that will come from new wind and solar installations.”

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