The data from a recent post at Today In Energy has been picked up by numerous media outlets and distorted the energy debate as to the role of renewables.
I love Today In Energy, the daily blog of the Energy Information Administration. It’s always fact-driven, unbiased and accompanied by great graphics. I check it every day, in fact, and am seldom disappointed with what I find. A recent post entitled “New electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas,” is no exception. It lays out the facts in the same crisp fashion as usual. But, there is a problem, nonetheless. It is that too many are referring to it as evidence renewables are now somehow taking over. It isn’t true.