In growing global market for energy, coal still dominates

12/17/2012
A surge in natural gas production in North America and regulatory assaults in the US can give the impression that coal's future is grim. Not so, says Energy-Facts.org. The misimpression can be especially strong in the US, where gas prices very low by international standards and regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency are displacing coal in electric power generation. Globally, however, coal remains dominant. An Energy Facts newsletter points out that the International Energy Agency, US Energy Information Administration, and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries all indicate "coal is on track to gain ascendancy over all other fuels within 2 decades." Coal was ...
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