By Laura Barron-Lopez - 08/01/14 03:51 PM EDT
Solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable energy sources are routinely surpassing hydropower generation across the U.S., according to the Energy Department's stat shop.
Over the last eight months, non-hydro renewables have dominated electric generation, signaling a shift in the energy portfolio of the country.
Wind capacity surged 10-fold over the last decade, but hydropower capacity jumped just 1 percent, EIA said on Thursday.
The stat shop credits state renewable portfolio standards and federal tax credits for the recent growth in wind and solar.