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Industrial Info Resources

July 10, 2012 06:30 ET

Coal's Share of Power Generation Falls, Natural Gas Rises to Take Its Place, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- U.S. use of coal fell 5% in 2011, part of a trend that started in 2009 and appears to be gathering pace. The "Electricity Monthly Update" from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on June 27, 2012, that coal and natural gas were in a statistical tie, each with a share of 32% of U.S. net power generation sources, for the first time since 1973. The drop in the use of coal has been substantial in the last two years, as coal represented 46% of power generation in December 2010 and 48% in December 2009.

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