No Going Back: How Renewables Are Replacing Coal, Helping The Environment

The United States has significantly reduced its consumption of coal since the early 2000s. In 2005, coal was used to generate about 50% of the U.S.’ electricity, but by 2021, only 19.8% of the nation’s electricity was generated by coal. Renewables are expected to overtake coal as the world’s top energy source by 2025, and there are three compelling reasons that the demand for coal as a fuel is declining dramatically around the world, says Jack Kerfoot, a scientist, energy expert, and the author of FUELING AMERICA: An Insider’s Journey.

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3 thoughts on “No Going Back: How Renewables Are Replacing Coal, Helping The Environment”

  1. Thanks for doing the podcast, Jack. As always, your insight and knowledge about energy issues is extremely informative and helpful to our Lean to the Left audience.

    1. If you follow my country by country blog at you will see the overwhelming majority of countries are abandoning coal because of economics, ground water pollution from coal ash, and high concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions. The glaring exception is the People’s Republic of China which is increasing domestic coal mining to address groiwing unemployment and to help an economy in free fall.

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