United States Consumed More Renewable Energy Than Coal for the First Time in 134 Years

Katherine Blunt has some good news at the Wall Street Journal:

The U.S. consumed more renewable energy than coal last year for the first time since 1885, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The inflection point mainly reflects a steep drop in the use of coal as source of electricity, as well as steady growth in wind and solar power, trends driven by economic as well as environmental factors. 

Coal consumption fell 15% in 2019 compared with the year before, while renewable-energy consumption grew 1%, the EIA said.

The Wall Street Journal

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