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Posted August 30, 2016Today in Energy

Coal consumption by U.S. educational institutions has declined by 64% since 2008 ›

Coal consumption by educational institutions such as colleges and universities in the United States fell from 2 million short tons in 2008 to 700,000 short tons in 2015. Consumption declined in each of the 57 institutions that used coal in 2008, with 20 of these institutions no longer using coal at all. Many of these institutions participate in the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, a program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Coal consumption has decreased as institutions switch from coal to natural gas or other fuels. More

Source: EIA, Quarterly Survey of Non-Electric Coal Data


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8/29/2016: $46.98/barrels

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