US electric power generation

This is a chart from the US DOE that shows how US electricity was generated in 2009:

The same source tells us that wind generation is increasing but usage was down from the prior year:

“Year-to-date, total net generation was down 4.1 percent from 2008 levels. Net generation attributable to coal-fired plants was down 11.1 percent. Nuclear generation was down 1.2 percent. Generation from petroleum liquids was down 19.2 percent, while natural gas-fired generation was up by 4.2 percent year-to-date. The year-to-date wind generation total was up 27.8 percent. Wind continues to be the largest source of non-hydroelectric renewable electricity.”

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