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For the first time in the U. S. electricity generated from wind has exceeded hydropower as NPR's Jeff Brady reports that makes wind power the top renewable source of electricity in the country when power has grown steadily over the past decade thanks to government tax credits while hydropower from dams has long been the largest source of renewable energy that changed last year according to the energy information administration hydro power can fluctuate from year to year depending on precipitation it's been down the last few years little hydro power has been added to the grid in recent years while the wind energy business has been booming more wind was added in twenty nineteen than in any other year except twenty twelve the EIA projects renewable power overall will continue to grow and that by next year more of the country's electricity will come from renewable sources than both nuclear and