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Posted May 25, 2016Today in Energy

Southern states lead growth in biomass electricity generation ›

Over the past five years, U.S. electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 terawatthours (TWh) in 2010 to 64 TWh in 2015. Much of this growth occurred in southern states such as Virginia, Florida, and Georgia. In 2015, electricity generation from biomass across all sectors accounted for 11.3% of renewable electricity generation and 1.6% of total electricity generation in the United States. More


Source: EIA, Electric Data Browser, Net Generation for Biomass

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