Can EVs Benefit Coal?

Electric cars will drive higher electricity demand and higher coal and gas demand, too, says Forbes' Jude Clemente. Now, I rarely agree with Clemente's arguments but he seems to have a point here. Unless solar and wind adoptions doesn't boom suddenly, which is unlikely to happen.

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16 hours ago, Marina Schwarz said:

Electric cars will drive higher electricity demand and higher coal and gas demand, too, says Forbes' Jude Clemente. Now, I rarely agree with Clemente's arguments but he seems to have a point here. Unless solar and wind adoptions doesn't boom suddenly, which is unlikely to happen.

which is ironic, isn't it?

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Very. but I'm not sure at what rate coal use is falling, if it is falling at all.

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Coal power in the United States accounted for 39% of the country's electricity production at utility-scale facilities in 2014, 33% in 2015, and 30.4% in 2016.

Seems kind of significant.

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