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Electricity generation in the U.S. 1990-2021, by fuel

Net electricity generation in the United States from 1990 to 2021, by energy source

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Release date

March 2022


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2021

Supplementary notes

According to the source:
Coal: includes anthracite, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, lignite, waste coal, and coal synfuel.
Petroleum: includes fuel oil, residual fuel oil, petroleum coke, jet fuel, kerosene, other petroleum, and waste oil.
Natural gas: includes natural gas, plus a small amount of supplemental gaseous fuels.
Other gases: includes last furnace gas, propane gas, other manufactured and waste gases derived from fossil fuels.
Hydroelectric pumped storage: includes pumped storage facility production minus energy used for pumping.
Renewables: figures were calculated by Statista and include hydroelectric conventional, biomass, geothermal, solar/PV, and wind.

Values have been rounded.
Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.

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