The latest US energy source mix
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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