Coal

Current Issues & Trends


Past Issues & Trends

EIA’s newly designed coal web pages provide easier access to coal data December 18, 2015

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China and India drive recent changes in world coal trade November 20, 2015

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Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises October 7, 2015

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Coal mine starts continue to decline September 23, 2015

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Coal use in China is slowing September 17, 2015

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Recent statistical revisions suggest higher historical coal consumption in China September 16, 2015

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Output per miner-hour rises as smaller coal mines close September 3, 2015

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India’s coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets August 25, 2015

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Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam’s electricity capacity August 3, 2015

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Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month July 31, 2015

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Coal production using mountaintop removal mining decreases by 62% since 2008 July 7, 2015

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Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900 July 2, 2015

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EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal May 21, 2015

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EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal May 19, 2015

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Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954 May 18, 2015

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EIA's Annual Energy Outlook will be released later today April 14, 2015

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Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal March 10, 2015

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Wholesale power prices increase across the country in 2014 January 12, 2015

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Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators December 19, 2014

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Rail shipments of oil and petroleum products through October up 13% over year-ago period November 13, 2014

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Coal stockpiles at coal-fired power plants smaller than in recent years November 6, 2014

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U.S. coal exports fall on lower European demand, increased global supply October 3, 2014

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India is increasingly dependent on imported fossil fuels as demand continues to rise August 14, 2014

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Steam coal imports remain down sharply from historic high in 2007 August 13, 2014

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Wyoming, Gulf of Mexico dominate fossil fuels production on federal and Indian lands July 8, 2014

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Production of fossil fuels from federal and Indian lands fell in 2013 July 7, 2014

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Railroad deliveries continue to provide the majority of coal shipments to the power sector June 11, 2014

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Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply June 9, 2014

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Recent trends in energy-related CO2 emissions vary across regions and states June 3, 2014

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China produces and consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined May 14, 2014

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Lower U.S. electricity demand growth would reduce fossil fuels’ projected generation share April 30, 2014

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Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements April 28, 2014

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Power plant coal stockpiles are expected to rebuild after heavy winter drawdown April 24, 2014

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Planned coal-fired power plant retirements continue to increase March 20, 2014

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State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added December 19, 2013

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Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region is predominantly fueled by coal and nuclear sources November 18, 0213

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EIA projects world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040 July 25, 2013

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Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States July 3, 2013

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