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Power Plant Statistics

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US Power Plant Statistics Data
Total number of power plants in the US 6,997
Total number of coal power plants in the US 707
U.S. Energy Usage Statistics Percent of Electric Usage
Percent of electricity generated from Coal-Fired power plants 48%
Percent generated from Liquid Petroleum plants 6 %
Percent generated from Natural Gas energy producers 21%
Percent generated from Nuclear power plants 19 %
Percent generated from Conventional Hydroelectric turbines 5%
Percent generated from Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal energy 1%
Type of Fuel Used to Generate Electric Power Annual Consumption for Electricity Use
Coal 860,790,000 tons
Petroleum Liquids 22,751,000 barrels
Petroleum Coke (derived from coal) 4,893,000 tons
Natural Gas 8,512,483,000,000 cubic feet
Environmental Statistics Data
Metric tons of CO2 emitted each year by U.S. cars and trucks 314
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: April 1, 2015

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