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Solar, Wind Will Make Up 76% of New U.S. Electric Generating Capacity Additions in 2020. How About Virginia???

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Hello Virginia? Why aren’t we doing this???

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, EIA expects 42 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions to start commercial operation in 2020. Solar and wind represent almost 32 GW, or 76%, of these additions. Wind accounts for the largest share of these additions at 44%, followed by solar and natural gas at 32% and 22%, respectively. The remaining 2% comes from hydroelectric generators and battery storage.

Operators have scheduled 18.5 GW of wind capacity to come online in 2020, surpassing the record level of 13.2 GW set in 2012

EIA expects 13.5 GW of solar capacity to come online in 2020, surpassing the previous annual record addition of 8 GW in 2016. More than half of the utility-scale electric power sector solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity additions will be in four states: Texas (22%), California (15%), Florida (11%), and South Carolina (10%)

By the way, note that of those four top states in terms of solar PV, three of them (Texas, South Carolina, Florida) are “red” states. So what the heck is Virginia (not) doing with regard to moving rapidly towards clean energy – and WHY are we not doing it? (hint: the answer starts with the letter “D,” ends with the letter “n” and rhymes and has the letters “ominio” in the middle)