Renewable energy briefly overtakes coal

Renewable energy production in America overtakes energy produced from coal for a short period.

United States produced more energy from renewable sources than from coal, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration. Hydroelectric dams, solar panels, and wind turbines generated 68.5 million megawatt-hours of energy during the month of April 2019, compared to 60 million for coal.

A number of coal plants were down for routine maintenance in April. Coal is likely to overtake renewable energy production once normal operations. Fifty coal power plants have shut down during Trump’s presidency and more closures are likely.

Wind and solar farms have become so cheaper in the last decade and this has been assigned a cause of the competitive production.

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