Mapping America’s power, state-by-state

By Ben Walsh
June 3, 2014

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced a plan to reduce power plant emissions (from 2005 levels) by 30% by 2030. Reuters‘ Valerie Volvoici and Jeff Mason report that 38% of US power comes from coal, and that “states which rely heavily on coal-fired power plants are thought to have the toughest tasks ahead” in complying with the rule.

Here’s what American electricity generation looks like by state and energy source:

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