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Less Use of Coal Juice

The coal industry likes to claim that coal provides more than half of our nation’s electricity. This was once true, but for the past several years, coal use has steadily declined. For the first five months of 2009, coal produced just 45.4% of our electrcity, according to the Energy Information Administration. The most recent monthly numbers continue to drop further: In May, coal was down to 42.6% of electricity generation.

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