Coal isn't dead. U.S. coal production is projected to stay constant for three decades. Coal remains the biggest source of fuel for generating electricity in the U.S. with future demand driven by China. Demand is being stoked by the rise of power-hungry middle classes in emerging economies, led by China and India. By the end of this decade, coal is expected to surpass oil as the world's dominant fuel source, according to a recent study by consultant Wood Mackenzie.

How Does Your State Make Electricity?

from The New York Times,

How the United States generated electricity from 2001 to 2017

Overall, fossil fuels still dominate electricity generation in the United States. But the shift from coal to natural gas has helped to lower carbon dioxide emissions and other pollution. Last year, coal was the main source of electricity generation for 18 states, down from 32 states in 2001.

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