Additions split between natural gas, wind, solar
The EIA reported yesterday that the U.S. net electric generating capacity in 2016 increased by the largest amount since 2011. 27 gigawatts of generating capacity was added in 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012. This addition offset the retirement of 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net gain of 15 GW, the largest net gain since 2011.

According to the EIA, these additions were split almost evenly between natural gas, solar and wind generation. Natural gas added 9 GW of capac...

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