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TODAY IN ENERGY: Electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels at lowest level since 1994

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TODAY IN ENERGY: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels at lowest level since 1994

Fossil fuel consumption in the electric power sector declined to 22.5 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017, the lowest level since 1994. The declining trend in fossil fuel consumption by the power sector has been driven by a decrease in the use of coal and petroleum with a slightly offsetting increase in the use of natural gas.

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