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  • U.S. Shifts Away from Coal and Toward Natural Gas | ASP ...

    Jul 15, 2015 · Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of US electric power generation for the first time ever this spring. Natural gas accounted for 31% of electric power generation while coal accounted for 30%, according to a report released by SNL Energy.

  • ENV 101 Ch. 13 Flashcards | Quizlet

    Current gas reserves represent roughly a _____ supply of natural gas at present usage rates ~60 years Currently, fossil fuels (petroleum, natural gas, and coal) supply about ______ of .

  • Fossil Fuels — The National Academies

    Coal. In 2015, 33.2% of U.S. electricity came from coal— roughly equal to natural gas (32.7%), but greater than nuclear power (20%) or renewable energy sources (13%). There is an abundant supply of coal in the United States and it's a relatively inexpensive energy source, but it is declining in use.

  • Coal - International Energy Agency

    Dec 18, 2018 · Coal. Coal supplies a third of all energy used worldwide and makes up 38% of electricity generation, as well as playing a crucial role in industries such as iron and steel. Despite legitimate concerns about air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, coal use will continue to .

  • Coal - Wikipedia

    Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock, formed as rock strata called coal seams.Coal is mostly carbon with variable amounts of other elements; chiefly hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen. Coal is formed if dead plant matter decays into peat and over millions of years the heat and pressure of deep burial converts the peat into coal.

  • Fact or Fiction?: Natural Gas Will Reduce Global Warming ...

    Aug 03, 2015 · There is now 1.5 times more potential electricity generation from burning natural gas than from burning coal in the U.S., and coal-fired power plants representing roughly 7 percent of .