In late May 2019 the Energy Information Administration (EIA) made it official: Renewables beat coal in the US after a very long time, 134 years to be exact. In 2019, coal consumption in the US fell nearly 15% in 2019 compared to 2018 while renewable consumption grew significantly, according to the latest data from the EIA. Moreover, 2019 was the 6th consecutive year of decline in coal consumption, the lowest level since 1964. Cheap and plentiful natural gas and even more plentiful and still cheaper renewables are relentlessly displacing the old, inefficient, and highly polluting coal-fired plants as they continue to retire.
Renew Economy 29th June 2020 read more »