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Electricity Production in the US

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The graph below shows US Electricity Generation by Fuel. The fuels are not labeled, but the trends should help you answer the question.

Which of the following fuel types is BEST associated with the majority of electricity generation in the U.S. from 2005-2012 (the light blue top portion of the graph)?

"The Importance of Coal in America's Energy Portfolio." House Committee on Natural Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2016. http://naturalresources.house.gov/blog/?postid=366940.

A

Natural gas.

B

Solar.

C

Coal.

D

Nuclear.

E

Hydroelectric.