US Coal Use Peaks, Begins To Diminish

2008 CE

"At its peak in 2007, coal was responsible for almost 2 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity generation in the U.S., equivalent to powering over 186 million homes for the year." After this peak, coal use began to diminish. "The drop was due in large part to an industrywide shift in electricity generation, away from coal-fired units toward natural gas and renewable energy."

Rebecca J. Davis, "3 reasons US coal power is disappearing – and a Supreme Court ruling won’t save it," The Conversation, July 26, 2022.

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