US renewables production outstrips coal for first time ever

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US renewables production outstrips coal for first time ever

In April 2019, the US renewables sector generated more electricity than the country's coal power plants for the first time, according to analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics.

April 2019 looks set to have been a momentous month for the US energy industry, with the renewable sector projected to generate more electricity than coal for the first time ever. The prediction was...

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