Earlier this month, a study found that the U.S. had more capacity installed for renewable energy than coal for the first time. That potential is now being realized. The U.S. generated more electricity from renewable sources than from coal for the first time ever this April, The Guardian reported Wednesday . Data from the Energy Information Administration showed that wind , solar and hydroelectric generated nearly 68.5 million megawatt-hours of power in April, while coal only generated 60 million, Bloomberg News reported . That’s 23 percent of total electricity from renewables vs. 20 percent from coal, according to The Guardian. #TodayInEnergy – U.S. #electricity generation from #renewables surpassed #coal in April 2019… https://t.co/BOyasMaZNE — EIA (@EIAgov) 1561550517.0 “The fate of coal has been sealed, the market has spoken,” University of Texas energy expert Michael Webber told The Guardian. “The trend is irreversible now, the decline of coal is unstoppable despite Donald Trump ‘s rhetoric.” President Trump had promised to boost coal and, under his watch, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) has worked to ease regulations impacting the industry, most recently by replacing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan . Even so, at least 50 coal plants have […]


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