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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 WHERE DOES ELECTRICITY COME FROM? Generation Distribution of Electricity in the US Currently 40% 11% 23% 4% 5% 17% kilowatthours (kWh) per year are used in the average U.S. household. 10,908 $110.20 is the average cost of the monthly electric bill according to 128 million people. Coal Other Hydroelectric Oil Gas Oil Nuclear Hydroelectric Other Why coal is widely used 1) Because it is the cheapest source of energy next to hydroelectricand nuclear2) Coal provides a stable source of energy, unlike nuclear power3) Coal-based generation generally doesn't cause as much public outcryas damming for hydroelectric generation4) Coal mining provides jobs5) Coal is American made6) Coal can be mined and burned with less environmental impact thanfossil fuels and other resources7) Coal boosts certain states' economies, such as Kentucky,which generates of it's electricity using coal 95% SOURCES 1) History of Electricity Generation Distribution in the US
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