By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Renewables edge out coal for the first time in U.S. history
This April, for the first time in U.S. history, monthly electricity generation from renewable sources exceeded that of coal-fired means, according to the EIA.

More precisely, coal was responsible for about 20% of the nation’s electricity, whereas renewables such as wind and solar provided 23%. This trend is likely reflective of seasonal factors to some degree, however the EIA notes that long-term increases in renewable energy use, as well as decreases in coal use, also helped to contribute.

Source: EIA

Regarding the first point, in the spring and fall months, electricity consumption in the U.S. is generally lower ...

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