Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

A visual breakdown of how each US state produces power. The government has proposed new standards to lower emissions from coal-fueled power plants. But overall, the country is relying less on coal for power. In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power sources) has dropped since 2004. Many of these states are increasingly relying on natural gas instead.

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1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

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3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

1.5 Energy comes in different forms and can be divided into categories.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

1.8 Power is a measure of energy transfer rate.