This Short-Term Energy Outlook June 2022 report was prepared by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The largest increases in U.S. electricity generation in the forecast come from renewable energy sources, mostly solar and wind. It expects renewable sources will provide 22% of U.S. generation in 2022 and 24% in 2023, up from 20% in 2021.
Natural gas fuels 37% of U.S. electricity generation in 2022, a share similar to 2021, and it forecasts it to fall to 36% in 2023. Coal-fired electricity generation in forecast provides 21% of the U.S. total in 2022 and 19% in 2023. Growing generation from renewable sources limits growth in natural gas generation while coal’s generation share declines due to the expected retirement of coal-fired capacity.
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