it looks as though the future of electricity in the US favours renewable energy as it surpasses the production of coal for the first time ever. according to reports, renewables including hydro, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal generated more electricity than coal-fired plants in the month of april, and could continue to do so.
the EIA report shows renewable energy generating 2,322 and 2,271 thousand megawatt-hours (MWh/day) per day in april and may, respectively. this tops coal’s expected output of 1,997 and 2,239 thousand MWh/day during the same two months.
as per the institute for energy economics and financial analysis (IEFFA), these figures and projections are a first in american history. the organization says this trend will happen sporadically throughout the next several years, as renewable energy becomes cheaper and the world’s attention focuses on alternatives to fossil fuels and mitigating the effects of climate change.
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