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Coal and nuclear may provide 27% of US power even by 2050

Power generation from the fuels will plateau after 2025 despite the rise of gas and renewables, according to the reference case in the EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook Power generation from the fuels will plateau after 2025 despite the rise of gas and renewables, according to the reference case in the EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook.
By Rhys Timson 10 February 2020 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 35007
Chart showing US power gen to 2050

Power generation from coal and nuclear in the United States will plateau after 2025 and remain steady until at least 2050, according to the reference case in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) latest Annual Energy Outlook (AEO).

The reference case sees coal and nuclear supplying a combined 27% of US electricity supply even in 2050 despite the rise of gas and renewables in power generation. This would be a decline from around 46%...