What Green Revolution? Coal Use Highest In 44 Years

U.S. President Barack Obama may be engaging in a “war on coal” with carbon regulations intended to shrink coal’s share of energy production, but worldwide, coal is in its strongest position in decades. In 2013, enough coal was burned to meet 30.1 percent of the world’s energy demands — its highest share since 1970, according to new data from BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy.

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