Americans Are on Track to Use More Coal This Year — First Increase Since 2014

October 2021

CBS News

Energy Institute Faculty Affiliate, Lucas Davis compares the increase in coal usage over the last few years. Davis reports that coal demand is at its highest since 2014.

“In the United States, coal is in decline — it’s been declining rapidly for the past decade,” said Lucas Davis, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies energy economics. “It’s up this year, but even at this new, higher level, it’s still half of what it was for 2010.”