Jul 29, 2020 - Energy & Environment

U.S. coal production last year hit lowest level since 1978

Reproduced from EIA; Chart: Axios Visuals

U.S. coal production last year fell to its lowest level since 1978, and it's declining further this year, per a new Energy Information Administration primer.

Why it matters: The Trump administration's pro-coal moves haven't revived the sector that's been hindered for years by cheap natural gas, stagnant power demand and the rise of renewables.

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