Declining American coal use

by BuryCoal on January 25, 2012

in Air pollution, Climate change, Coal mining, Power plants

This is encouraging: U.S. CO2 emissions to stay below 2005 levels as coal use shrinks

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. January 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

The U.S. is burning less and less coal each year, thanks to cheap natural gas and new pollution rules. From a climate perspective, that’s a huge deal — less coal means less carbon. But here’s the catch: if the U.S. just exports its unused coal abroad, the end result could actually be more carbon.

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