Coal may surpass natural gas as most common electricity generation fuel this winter
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, November 2016
After declining for several months, the share of U.S. electricity fueled by coal is expected to slowly begin growing when compared to the same period last year. In contrast, the share of generation from natural gas is expected to experience year-over-year declines. Based on expected temperatures and market conditions, coal is expected to surpass natural gas as the most common electricity generating fuel in December, January, and February.
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