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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
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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