US renewables capacity overtakes coal for the first time

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More than 1.4GW of new solar capacity was added to the US grid in the first four months of 2019
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More than 1.4GW of new solar capacity was added to the US grid in the first four months of 2019

Renewables now make up 21.56 per cent of US generation capacity, compared to 21.55 per cent for coal, according to official figures

The US now boast more renewables power capacity than coal, according to analysis of official US government data released today that marks a significant turning point in the superpower's shift to a low-carbon...

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