From AP News:
Electricity generated from renewables surpassed coal in the United States for the first time in 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced Monday.
Renewables also surpassed nuclear generation in 2022 after first doing so last year.
Growth in wind and solar significantly drove the increase in renewable energy and contributed 14% of the electricity produced domestically in 2022.
A huge milestone, but a long ways to go. The part that stuck out to me the most was the economic argument:
Over the past decade, the levelized cost of wind energy declined by 70 percent, while the levelized cost of solar power has declined by an even more impressive 90 percent.
That’s a remarkable drop in just 10 years. As it becomes more affordable than coal, we should see even wider adoption.