Natural Gas Passes Coal in the Race for Electric Generation in the U.S.

Last Modified: Sat Jun 11 2016 22:07:21 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 32%
    of the total US electricity at utility-scale plants came from natural gas in the first quarter of 2016. This is up from 29% a year ago according to US Energy Information Administration.
  • 29%
    of the total US electricity at utility-scale plants came from coal in the first quarter of 2016. This is down from 32% a year ago.
  • 9%
    came from renewables up from 7% for the same time period in 2015.