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America's renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal

New York (CNN Business)America's coal industry has already been left in the dust by natural gas. Now it's under immense pressure from the renewable energy boom.The renewable energy sector had slightly more installed capacity than coal in April, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report. We're going to eventually see renewables surpass coal across the country."Matthew Hoza of BTU AnalyticsThat means US power plants can produce more energy from clean sources than coal for the first time in history, according to the SUN DAY Campaign, a nonprofit research group supporting sustainable energy. The breakthrough reflects the plunging cost of solar and wind as well as heightened environmental concern about coal."Coal has no technolo ...