How much carbon and water does it take to turn on a light bulb?
Last week I stumbled across this interesting dashboard of renewable energy projects in the PJM queue. Wind projects are by far the biggest category with nearly 42 GW of capacity planned. By comparison just 1.5 GW of PV solar is planned. And nearly 31 GW of nonrenewables are planned.
Separate from these planned capacity additions, PJM already has 165 GW of generation capacity available. Coal, natural gas and nuclear power are the three largest sources, whereas wind is a minuscule 2.3 GW of the current capacity.