Renewables to hit 29% share in N America's power in 2025

By Tsvetomira Tsanova, SeeNews Renewables.

August 2 (SeeNews) - The share of renewables in North America’s electricity mix will expand to 29% by 2025, while that of nuclear will decline to 16%, according to a reference case projection by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

In total, clean energy sources will reach 45% of the power mix in Canada, Mexico, and the US combined, under the reference case in the Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016). This compares to 38% in 2015 (20% for renewables and 18% for nuclear).

The US, Canada and Mexico announced in June they will strive towards a 2025 regional goal of 50% clean power generation by relying on renewable and nuclear power, carbon capture and storage technologies, as well as on energy efficiency.