- Jun 27, 2019 4:30 pm GMT
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In April 2019, U.S. monthly electricity generation from renewable sources exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time based on data in EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Renewable sources provided 23% of total electricity generation to coal’s 20%. This outcome reflects both seasonal factors as well as long-term increases in renewable generation and decreases in coal generation. EIA includes utility-scale hydropower, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass in its definition of renewable electricity generation.
As the graph in this article shows, it's been a steady march to get to this point, but it's not a trend that reverse any time soon as so that's reason to celebrate