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Coal is #1… again. August 1, 2017

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Watts Up With That?

Guest post by David Middleton

Politics and Energy

Coal Is Number One

STEPHEN MOORE

July 28, 2017, 12:05 am

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.

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The American Spectator

steve-moore-chart-image004-300x201 Coal is 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:

Electricity Generation

In 2016, annual U.S. electricity generation from natural gas surpassed generation from coal-fired power plants…

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