Is coal making a comeback? Yes, according to new data.

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Brad Plumer at Wonkblog notes that "according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration, coal has been reclaiming some — though not all — of its market share in 2013."

He's not that surprised and lists a few reasons why:

As I’ve noted before, natural gas prices have been creeping up over the past year, thanks to a combination of a colder winter, higher demand for heating fuel, scaled-back drilling, and also new storage facilities that are preventing a glut of gas on the market. The ultra-low gas prices that were devastating the coal industry in 2011 and 2012 weren’t sustainable forever.

So what happens now?

Head over to Wonkblog to read his predictions.

Is coal making a comeback? Yes, according to new data.
Brad Plumer at Wonkblog notes that "according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration, coal has been reclaiming some — though not all — of its market share in 2013."

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