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Power Plant Statistics

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US Power Plant StatisticsData
Total number of power plants in the US6,997
Total number of coal power plants in the US707
U.S. Energy Usage StatisticsPercent of Electric Usage
Percent of electricity generated from Coal-Fired power plants48%
Percent generated from Liquid Petroleum plants6 %
Percent generated from Natural Gas energy producers21%
Percent generated from Nuclear power plants19 %
Percent generated from Conventional Hydroelectric turbines5%
Percent generated from Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal energy1%
Type of Fuel Used to Generate Electric PowerAnnual Consumption for Electricity Use
Coal860,790,000 tons
Petroleum Liquids22,751,000 barrels
Petroleum Coke (derived from coal)4,893,000 tons
Natural Gas8,512,483,000,000 cubic feet
Environmental StatisticsData
Metric tons of CO2 emitted each year by U.S. cars and trucks314
Number of U.S. facilities with emissions over 7 mmtCO2e (million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent)98
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: US Energy Information Administration
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 1, 2017

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