This news means that renewables are now the second largest means of energy production in the US after fossil fuels. This is a major achievement in light of the Trump administration’s lack of enthusiasm for the technology, of which pulling out of the Paris Agreement was symptomatic.
This development correlates with other worldwide statistics, showing a promising global trend towards a greener world. Recently, the United Kingdom produced over 50 percent of their weekly energy from green power sources, the entire Qinghai Province in China used nothing but renewable energy for a week, and Germany produced 85 percent of their power using renewable sources in a single day.
It is only through achievements and successes like these that the world will become greener — and, in a time where we may be at the tipping point of being able to save the planet from the repercussions of human-made climate change, these national achievements have never been more crucial.