Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

Sep 10, 2015
Originally published on September 11, 2015 11:37 am

The government has proposed new standards to lower emissions from coal-fueled power plants. But overall, the country is relying less on coal for power. In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power sources) has dropped since 2004. Many of these states are increasingly relying on natural gas instead.

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