Guest post by David Middleton
Politics and Energy
Coal Is Number One
July 28, 2017, 12:05 am
Before Donald Trump came along, it was left for dead.
Quick: what was the number one source of electricity production in the U.S. during the first half of 2017? If you answered renewable energy, you are wrong by a mile. If you answered natural gas, you were wrong by a tiny amount.
According to the Energy Information Administration, which tracks energy use in production on a monthly basis, the single largest source of electric power for the first half of 2017 was… coal. See chart.
dead #1 again.
What’s that? You don’t believe Stephen Moore or the American Spectator?
Let’s check with the U.S. Energy Information Administration:
In 2016, annual U.S. electricity generation from natural gas surpassed generation from coal-fired power plants…
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