Full steam ahead for clean energy as NJ, other states adopt new policies

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The boom in natural gas and renewable energy shows little sign of abating, according to new projections by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

New electric generating capacity from renewable energy sources of wind and solar account for well more than half of new planned capacity in 2019, according to the EIA’s latest inventory of electric generators.

The utility-scale capacity additions consist primarily of wind (46 percent), natural gas (34 percent) and solar photovoltaics (18 percent), with the remaining 2 percent consisting primarily of other renewables and battery storage capacity, according to the agency …

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