Surprise: The EIA predicts more coal will be used to generate electricity this year than in 2013. But they believe coal’s downtrend will resume in 2015. In 2013, 39.1% of U.S. power was generated by burning coal. In 2014 that will increase to 39.8%, but will fall to 38.7% in 2015, the EIA said. Natural gas fueled 27.4% of U.S. electricity generation in 2013. The EIA says gas will drop to 26.8% in 2014, with a rise to 27.6% in 2015.

Here are the EIA's comments: Higher electricity demand and higher power sector natural gas prices that are mo...


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