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TODAY IN ENERGY: Natural gas and renewable shares of electricity generation to grow, coal still largest


Over the next 25 years, natural gas and renewable fuels gain a larger share of the U.S. generating mix of electricity, according to the Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (AEO2012) Early Release Reference case. Coal remains the dominant source of electricity, but its share drops from 45% in 2010 to 39% in 2035. The Reference case assumes no changes in current laws and regulations or major technology breakthroughs, either of which could significantly change that outlook.

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