I got yer lump of coal for yer stocking… right here!

Good news, coal activists-

According to the Department of Energy in a new report released this week, coal use will actually decline slightly in coming years. This is partially because of the recession and economic problems.  Power consumption growth is on the decline, and less capital is available for financing coal plants.   However, the data also shows an uptick for renewable energy.

The DOE has also shaved back their predictions of building new coal power plants in the next few years from 104 to 45.

Now if only we can make that number zero.