Future US power to come from natural gas and wind

The US EIA paints a picture of a divided US, where wind energy booms in the south and natural gas dominates the north.

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Coal is out, natural gas is in, according to the latest predictions by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Last year, natural gas overtook coal as the primary source of US electricity, and the EIA says this won't be a single event. The administration predicts that coal will play an increasingly smaller part, while natural gas will conversely be on the rise.

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