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Renewable Energy Will Exceed Coal-Powered Energy This Month in U.S. for the First Time

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Renewable energy has been on the rise in the U.S. for years — but this month, it's reaching new heights. As the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) reported, the month of April 2019 is slated to be the first in U.S. history where renewable energy generates more electricity than coal-powered plants.

The IEEFA shared the news based on the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) report Short-Term Energy Outlook, which published the projected data on April 9. As the IEEFA explained, the renewable energy sector, which includes hydro, biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal energy, is expected to produce more electricity nationwide than coal in both April and in May of this year.