United States leans away from coal as natural gas powers up to 20 gigawatts in 2018
The EIA’s January 2018 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasted that natural gas will remain the primary source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. The share of total electricity supplied by natural gas-fired power plants is expected to average 33% in 2018 and 34% in 2019, up from 32% in 2017. Additionally, the EIA expects the share of generation from coal, which had been the predominant electricity generation fuel for decades, to...


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