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USA nuclear power generation down, other energy sources up

Natural gas-fired generation was second to coal with a 9.6percent increase, while nuclear was down a little more than 2 percent,

U.S. generation from renewables, coal up in June, nuclear drops – POWER-GEN WorldWide, 15 September 2010– Net generation in the United States rose 8 percent from June 2009 to June 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and the Federal Reserve reported that industrial production was 8.2 percent higher in June 2010 than it was in June 2009, the sixth consecutive month that industrial production was higher than it had been in the same month the year before…..

Natural gas-fired generation was second to coal with a 9.6 percent increase, while nuclear was down a little more than 2 percent, ……
Generation from conventional hydroelectric sources increased by less than one percent thanks to a big contribution from the state of California. Generation from wind was up just more than 44 percent.

Year-to-date, total net generation increased 3.4 percent from 2009 levels. Net generation attributable to coal-fired plants rose 6.2 percent, natural gas-fired generation was up 5.2 percent and nuclear generation declined 1.3 percent.

U.S. generation from renewables, coal up in June, nuclear drops – POWER-GEN WorldWide

September 16, 2010 - Posted by | general | , , ,

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