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# In the us what percentage of electricity is derived from fossil fuels?

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###### 2010-07-14 02:07:19

Currently around 71%:

About 49% of electricity is generated from coal, 21% from natural gas, and 1% from petroleum. Adding those together, you get about 71%.

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