Coal's Importance in the U.S. and Global Energy Supply

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In a future world of 8.5 billion people in 2035, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) projected 50% increase in energy consumption will require true “all of the above” energy resource use from oil, gas, renewables, nuclear, and coal. In particular, coal will continue to be the world’s energy cornerstone, providing more incremental energy over that same time period than any other single fuel.

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  • Position Statement


  • critical issues, database publication, coal