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Coal

The essential data about coal explained in 7 infographics. Detailed charts covering proven coal reserves, fossil fuel production gap, major oil producers and consumers, us electricity generation and more. Learn the truth about coal and how it relates to the state of the world on The Global Education Project website with un-biased facts from the most reliable sources.
Proven Coal Reserves In 2014, coal-powered plants at electrical utilities in the US accounted for 39% of electricity production, 27.5% in 2018, and 23.5% in 2019. The decline is due to increased availability of natural gas, decreased consumption, increase in renewable power,...
Fossil Fuel Production Gap Countries are planning to produce about 50% more fossil fuels by 2030 than would be consistent with a 2°C global average temperature rise, and 120% more than would be consistent with a 1.5°C rise. The production gap is largest for coal. By 2030, countries...
Major Oil Producers and Consumers Coal has been used since the industrial revolution but only in the last 100 years have huge quantities of oil and gas been removed from underground reservoirs. Oil and gas are used as fuel energy in combustion engines and as "feed stock" for other industries...
US Electricity Generation
World Energy Use By Fuel
Fossil Fuel
Industrialized civilization is dependent upon cheap and reliable fossil fuel energy. This section includes a look at production, consumption, remaining known resources and the global carbon budget.
US Energy Consumption by Source 1950-2018


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