Renewable sources including solar, wind and hydropower generated more electricity than coal-based plants every single day in April, a new report says.
It acknowledged that lower power demands resulting from economic slowdown sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic has also played a role in coal's decline.
Preliminary data from the EIA's Hourly Electric Grid Monitor found that utility-scale solar, wind and hydro had collectively produced more electricity than coal-based plants for roughly 40 days straight, based on statistics between March 25 and May 3.
In 2019, data showed there were a total of 38 days when renewables beat coal in terms of electricity generation.
According to the IEFA, prior forecasts estimated yearly generation from renewables could pass coal in 2021.
Referencing wind turbines in December 2019 (repeatedly referred to as "windmills"), Trump made a series of headline-grabbing statements about wind energy.
Speaking during a conference at West Palm Beach Florida, the president said: "We'll have an economy based on wind. »