Coal-Fired Power Use Grows for First Time Since 2014

This year will yield the first year-over-year increase in coal-fired electricity generation in the U.S. since 2014, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Coal-powered generation is projected to rise by 22% over 2020 levels due to higher natural gas prices. Despite this, the EIA forecasts U.S. coal-fired generation will decline about 5% next year due to continued retirements of coal power plants and lower natural gas prices. 10/19/2021