It may only have been for a day, but;

…on March 29, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported yesterday, marking the first time wind output had ever simultaneously exceeded coal and nuclear over a 24-hour period.” – Scientific American

Wind installations added 14.2G watts in 2020, with a similar amount in 2019. Wind power has a ratcheting effect, every new installation adds to the growing total (as long as installations exceed breakdowns.) It still isn’t enough to take over, but wind power can now account for 9% of the US energy total.

It was only for a day because it was windy at the same time that some nuclear systems were down for maintenance, but it is a milestone. But, there is reason to anticipate additional systems being added because there’s still more wind out there.

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