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Global coal consumption will rise by 2.3 percent through 2018. That's down from last year's projection of 2.6 percent. It's a small change, but there are a lot of changes in the global coal market roiling just underneath the surface.
On Thursday, the administration released an executive order directing the federal government to triple its use of renewable energy by 2020, which would bring the government’s renewable energy usage to 20 percent.