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U.S. Electricity Generation by Source - 2015

Major energy sources and percent share of total U.S. electricity generation in 2015:

Coal = 33%

Natural gas = 33%

Nuclear = 20%

Hydropower = 6%

Biomass = 1.6%

Geothermal = 0.4%

Solar = 0.6%

Wind = 4.7%

Petroleum = 1%

Other gases = <1%

(Source: EIA –based on generation by utility-scale facilities)  


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