U.S. Renewables Production Growing Amidst Decreases in Other Fuel Sources

U.S. Renewables Production Growing Amidst Decreases in Other Fuel Sources

As cost and other factors drive up competitiveness of renewable energy resources, growth trends continue to be seen among many regions.

The benefits of generating renewable energy and decentralizing the creation of different resources is more relevant now than ever. A number of supporting factors—including market volatility and pricing seen in fossil fuels, and continuing research driving innovative options in renewables—will increase production of renewables. Team Gemini aids this growth with its selection of industry-leading technology options for communities and resource-intensive businesses and industries.

As more communities develop a modern utilities infrastructure that builds a Triple Bottom Line, many details play a role in determining how well something will work. Team Gemini project developments encompass critical community resources like electricity, thermal energy, water, waste remediation, and more.

In terms of renewable energy production, the U.S. Energy Information Administration provides a variety of insights into the growth of renewables, and what it mean for other sectors:

New numbers from the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign show that renewable electricity production through the first three quarters of 2017 was up 14.7%, while coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power all decreased.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its “Electric Power Monthly” report on December 1, compiling data through to September 30, and it was good news for renewable energy sources, including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind, with total renewable electricity production increasing by 14.69% through the first three quarters of 2017 as compared to a year previously.

Conversely, EIA data show that electricity generation from fossil fuels and nuclear power declined by 5.41% — with coal and nuclear both dropping by 1.5% each, natural gas dropping by 10.7%, and oil down by 17.1%.

The overall picture also includes some interesting smaller-scale findings which are just as good news for the renewable energy sector. The combined electricity generation from utility-scale and small-scale solar grew by 43.2% over the first three quarters of the year and now provides almost 2% of total electricity generation.

Specific to Team Gemini’s offerings in supplying these resources, team members like 2G Energy (combined heat and power), Viessmann (thermal energy and more), ABB (microgrids and resource management and monitoring), and A3 (wastewater treatment and water conservation) contribute effective solutions. Beyond these, sustainable agriculture also comes into play, as food resources are critical for survival. Last but not least, the generation of bioproducts helps offset harmful effects of waste, turning a variety of feedstock into economic byproducts that can be applied for the benefit of the community—such as renewable energy, compost and fertilizer, biofuels, and more. These companies, among others, provide outstanding technology and service options to fulfill a variety of energy efficiency needs for countless industries.

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