October 28, 2020

How Does Your State Make Electricity?

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

An interactive story from The New York Times shows how each state's energy mix has changed over the last two decades.

While fossil fuels still dominate electricity generation in the United States, coal in particular is declining due to market forces.

“We’re going to continue to see coal plants retire,” said Kate Konschnik, who heads the climate and energy program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. “The big question now is whether those plants get replaced with gas or cleaner energy.”