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New Government Report Predicts Coal Will Remain Dominant Electricity Fuel Long into the Future

Coal is likely to remain the dominant source of American electricity for decades to come, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration. EIA's American Energy Outlook 2011 predicts that, absent overly stringent new federal regulations, electricity generation from coal will increase by 25 percent from 2009 to 2035 and that coal will generate 43 percent of America's electricity in 2035. An executive summary of the EIA report can be found here: http://www.eia.doe.gov/forecasts/aeo/chapter_executive_summary.cfm