Renewables Top Coal In The US For First Time In More Than 130 Years

“Renewable energy consumption in the U.S. topped coal consumption in 2019, the first time this has occurred in more than 130 years.

The last time renewable energy was more widely consumed than coal was prior to 1885, when wood was the main source of energy, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The EIA released the new finding on Thursday, adding that coal use has been declining over the past decade while renewable energy has increased.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill May 28, 2020.