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As Renewables Surge Ahead of Coal, Lawmakers Introduce National Renewable Standard 

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on June 26 establishes a national electricity standard that would require large retail suppliers to source at least 1.5% of their power from renewables by 2020 and gradually grow that share through 2035.

The measure comes a day after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed monthly generation from renewable sources exceeded coal-fired generation in April 2019 for the first time in the U.S.

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