Coal Reserves are highly concentrated with the top 5 producing 75% of the world's coal.
The U.S produces the most coal in world. The state of Wyoming leads the nation in production, and produces more coal then the next top 4 states combined (W. Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Montana).
Coal makes up 45% of all electric generation in the US, followed by Natural Gas (24%), and Nuclear Energy (20%).
YTD, electric generation from Renewables grew by 19% since last year (albeit growing from a small base); Renewables still only makes up 4% of the total electric generation.
China dominates in coal production, despite the US having the largest proved coal reserves (28%) vs. China (13%).
Indonesia had the largest growth in coal production since 2009, increasing production by 19%. China was second, with a 9% increase from the prior year.
Developing China's rapid growth in electricity production/consumption sourced from coal is one of the main drivers of today's record high carbon emissions.