EIA expects less electricity to come from coal this summer as natural gas, renewables rise

EIA expects power plants in the United States will generate 1,168 million megawatthours of electricity during the 2019 summer months (June–August), 2% less than last summer, according to the May 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook. EIA expects changes in the mix of energy sources, especially for coal, which is forecast to provide 25% of U.S. generation this summer, down from 28% last summer. Natural gas will provide the largest share of total U.S. generation this summer at 40%, up from 39% last summer, according to EIA’s forecast. Source: Today in Energy – EIA expects less electricity to come from coal this summer as natural gas, renewables rise

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