29 Aug '12, 1pm

U.S. coal consumption declining thanks in part to #energy #efficiency ... CO2 levels expected to be down 21.8% by 2030.

U.S. Coal Consumption in Decline The Untold Story In May 2012, the New York Times reported that "Coal and electric utilities, long allied, are starting to split. More than 100 of the 500 or so U.S. coal-burning power plants are expected to be shut down in the next few years. While coal still provides about a third of the nation's power, just four years ago it was providing nearly half. " According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) there was a nationwide decrease of 22.8% in net electricity generation from coal between April 2011 and April 2012. The reasons given in the press for the decline of U.S. coal consumption include new pollution rules, fuel switching, and environmental pressure. The unstated, yet requisite, driver of this trend is the dramatically declining demand for energy in the Building Sector due to slower growth in the U.S. building stock an...

Full article: http://architecture2030.org/hot_topics/coal-consumption

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greenbuildingelements.com 29 Aug '12, 11am

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grist.org 31 Aug '12, 2pm

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eco-structure.com 23 Aug '12, 9pm

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