For the First Time, Hydro’s Share of Renewable Energy Generation Falls Below 50%.
Earlier this month, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released it’s full-year total for renewable energy generation in 2014. Last year marked an important milestone: for the first time ever, Hydroelectric dams no longer account for the majority of America’s renewable energy sources. Measured in thousands of megawatt-hours (MWh), hydro generated 258,749 MWh in 2014, and all other sources accounted for 280,060 MWh. That means that hydroelectric dams accounted for 47.93% of renewable energy generation in 2014, down substantially from a 76.36% share in 2004….