Post-recession Energy Demand Could Favor Coal

Wagman, David
June 2009
Power Engineering;Jun2009, Vol. 113 Issue 6, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on a study which found an increase in energy demand following an improvement to the economy. According to Bryan Hawthorne, manager of Project Development, Business & Technology Services for Burns & McDonnell, the said increase could also be seen at the end of the present recession in 2009. Based on data from the last three recessions in 1981, 1991 and 2001, energy demand increased by 8.5 percent on average following a recession's end.


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