- October 15, 2018
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Here's an interesting comparison between energy sources for four countries. The share of coal and natural gas in Japan's energy mix increased after the Asian country decided to shutter its nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster of 2011. The United States has made slow but steady progress in declining the share of those two energy sources in its electricity generation. Coal dominates China's power plants. Tiny Denmark gives cause for hope as wind accounts for an increasing share of its overall mix. Despite the hype, renewable energy's share across three of the four countries is negligible. Meanwhile, coal's astounding overall share means that the world still has much more work to do to avoid dire threats of extinction.