From January 2009 to August 2009, US primary energy consumption fell by 5.7 percent compared to the same time period in 2008. For the first eight months of 2009:
* petroleum provided 31.7% of US energy consumption
* natural gas provided 24.6% of US energy consumption,
* coal provided 21.0%
* nuclear 9.0%
* biomass 4.1%
* hydro 2.9%
* wind 0.7%
* geothermal 0.4%
* and solar 0.1% (EIA’s Monthly Energy Review).
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