Natural gas has surpassed coal as the nation39s primary power generation fuel Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Natural gas has surpassed coal as the nation's primary power generation fuel.

Natural Gas & Renewables Dominate Power Producers’ New Construction & Proposals

It may not come as a surprise that the trend in the fuel sources powering new generating facilities is moving quickly away coal and toward natural gas and renewables. But the move may be happening faster than you expected.

According to the Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C., as of last year natural gas has surpassed coal as the largest part of the nation’s fuel mix for the first time ever, accounting for 34%. Coal is now at 30.4%, followed by nuclear (19.7%); hydroele

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