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For the First Time: Gas Generation = Coal Generation
January 16, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

“Recently published electric power data show that, for the first time since EIA began collecting the data, generation from natural gas-fired plants is virtually equal to generation from coal-fired plants, with each fuel providing 32% of total generation.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration press release.


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