Climate backfire: Coal-fired power jumps as natural gas prices soar

Posted on AllSides October 19th, 2021
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Coal-fired electricity generation climbed this year in the U.S. for the first time since the Obama administration, spurred by spiking natural gas prices, a setback for the Biden climate agenda and a sign that the president’s drilling crackdown may be backfiring.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday that electricity generated by coal-fired plants is expected to jump by 22% in 2021 over last year’s levels for the first year-over-year increase since 2014.

The reason: the rising cost of natural gas, which began climbing in April and hit a 13-year...

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