U.S. Coal Consumption Hit 60-Year Low In 2020

The is the fifth article in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2021. Previous articles provided an overview of this year’s Review, an examination of the data on carbon emissions, a look at oil supply and demand trends, and an examination of natural gas trends. Today I delve into the data on coal production and consumption. Comparing Coal’s Emissions Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel. What is meant by that? Fossil fuels are composed of carbon and hydrogen. They are hydrocarbons. When hydrocarbons…

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