U.S. Geothermal electrical generation grew by 5.4% in 2014
Electrical generation from non-hydro renewables (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) has more than tripled in the last 10 years in the US.
In the latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Electric Power Monthly report for 2014, the net electrical generation renewable energy sources excluding hydro has increased by 10.9% over the previous year according to recent post in Renewable Energy World (REW).
In the particular case of geothermal, the contribution to net electrical generation in the US increased by 5.4%.
Despite the modest increase, renewables are constantly growing and expanding. According to REW, “over the past decade, electrical generation from non-hydro renewables has more than tripled. And, significantly, 2014 was the first year in which non-hydro renewables provided more electrical generation than did hydropower (281,060 thousand MWh vs. 258,749 thousand MWh).”
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Source: Renewable Energy World