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What Felled Coal and What Does its Future Look Like?


Industry Segment: Metals & Minerals | Word Count: 1488 Words
Attachment: coalemploy, coalhistorical, coalconsumption

SUGAR LAND--July 19, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Every tragedy requires a villain, sometimes more than one. The tragic story of the collapse of the U.S. coal industry has three main villains--natural gas, energy efficiency and renewable energy--according to a recent study from Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. In that study, environmental regulations are a distinctly second-tier villain, accounting for less than 10% of coal's troubles.

Within this article: Details of a new report on the fall of the U.S. coal industry.

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