Volume 90 Issue 5 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 30, 2012

U.S. Energy Supply And Demand

Forecast: Report predicts growth for domestic oil, gas, and renewables, and a decline for coal
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Energy, Energy Information Administration, natural gas, oil, renewable energy

Domestic production of oil, natural gas, and renewable energy in 2035 will exceed today’s levels, but coal use for electricity generation will decline, according to a study released last week by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which is part of the Department of Energy.

Although coal’s share of electricity generation will drop from nearly 50% today to 39% in 2035, coal-fired power plants will remain the nation’s primary source of . . .

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