The amount of electricity generated by renewable resources is rapidly gaining on coal in market share, even in traditionally coal-heavy states, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hydro, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal sources together reached 19.2 percent of all power generation nationwide in March, and wind, solar and other non-hydro clean energy sources topped 10 percent of net generation for the first time on record. Meanwhile, coal’s share of power generation dropped to 23.8 percent, its lowest point ever. Renewables beat coal outright in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, which burned more coal than any state in 2015.
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