Gas to beat coal in US power generation in 2016

Gas is expected to generate more electricity in the United States than coal in 2016, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has said.
By Staff reporter 9 March 2016 0 19532

Gas is expected to generate more electricity in the United States than coal in 2016, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released on Tuesday.

Gas-fired generation is estimated to take a 33% share of the country’s energy mix in 2016 compared with a 32% share for coal.

"This would be the first time that gas provides more electricity generation than coal on an annual average basis.

In 2017, gas and coal are both forecast to fuel 32% of electricity...

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