Renewable energy production surpasses coal in US for first time
Renewable energy production surpassed coal-fired generation for the first time in the U.S., according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The latest numbers show that the US is now getting more of its electricity from wind, hydro and solar than coal.
This is part of a trend: market forces are behind the general decline in coal-fired energy and states are pushing the shift toward clean energy, increasing renewable energy mandates for utilities within their borders. #CleanEnergyForAll
Mark Z. Jacobson
U.S. #WIndWaterSolar energy production (22%) surpasses #coal (20%) for 1st time since #IndustrialRevolution