Renewables top nuclear in US power mix for first time since 1984

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New York - For the first time in more than 30 years, America’s nuclear plants have fallen behind wind farms, solar panels and other renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity.

In March and April, US power from utility-scale renewables topped output from reactors for the first time since July 1984, according to a US Energy Information Administration report (EIA).

Supplies from wind and solar rose to a record, while heavy rains in the West boosted hydroelectric power and nuclear generation dropped to the lowest monthly level since April 2014.

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