2016 Data Book Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Electricity

Jan. 31, 2018

The 2016 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 18.3% of total installed capacity and 15.6% of total electricity generation in 2016. Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Renewable Energy Data Book presents U.S. and global energy statistics compiled from numerous data sources and includes renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data. The 2016 Renewable Energy Data Book also summarizes U.S. and global renewable energy trends with graphics and data-centric charts for wind, solar, biopower, renewable fuels, and more.