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Here are some of the top stories we're reading this week. 

EIA: Quarterly Coal Production Lowest Since the Early 1980s

According the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), coal production in this year's first quarter was 173 million short tons (MMst), the lowest quarterly level in the United States since a major strike in 1981. 

Energy Central: Talking Analytics, Machine Learning and Creating Actionable Insights

Energy Central recently sat down with Safi Oranski - Head of Business Development at Panoramic Power - to discuss data analytics, machine learning and actionable insights.

Greentech Media: Solar Will Replace Nearly All Retiring Coal in Texas

In its 2016 Long-Term System Assessment, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) projects that natural gas will serve about half of Texas electricity demand by 2031, with solar largely replacing coal-fired generation.

Utility Dive: EIA: Constructing Natural Gas Plant is Cheaper Than Other Options

EIA began collecting data on construction costs for electric power generators. The data shows that gas capacity is the cheapest widely-used generation and wind is the least-expensive renewable resource.

Brookings Institution: The Presidential Candidates' Views on Energy and Climate

As both major parties now have presumptive nominees, the Brookings Institution has outlined both candidates' energy policy positions in broad strokes. 

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