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US fossils at lowest level in a century after 3y decline
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M***@kymhorsell.com
2018-07-06 08:22:54 UTC
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Fossils at record low pct of energy mix; renewables at highest.
Displacement by any name &ct.

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Fossil Fuels Account for Lowest Share of US Energy Consumption in More than
a Century

05 Jul 2018

Fossil fuels supplied about 80% of the energy consumed in the
United States in 2017, the lowest share since 1902, according to a
new report from the US Dept of Energy. Meanwhile, renewable
energy accounted for more than 11 percent, its highest share over the
same period, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The decline in 2017 marks the third consecutive annual drop in US
domestic fossil fuel consumption. The trend is driven partly by a
decade-long decline in coal use -- 40% since 2005, and 2.5
percent in 2017 alone. Domestic natural gas consumption also declined
last year by 1.4 percent. Petroleum consumption, comprised mostly of
gasoline used for transportation, rose slightly last year, but is down
10% from its peak in 2005.

Renewables -- which include hydroelectric, wind, solar, biomass, and
other sources -- accounted for 11.3% of US energy consumption
in 2017. This is the highest share since the late 1910s, when biomass,
largely wood, was still a major source of energy, according to the
US Energy Information Administration, which tracks energy trends as
part of the Dept of Energy.

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Assaad Razzouk @AssaadRazzouk 05 Jul 2018 12:06Z
Declining for 3rd consecutive year, in 2017 fossil fuels accounted for the
lowest share of US energy consumption since 1902 - as renewables continue
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Wally W.
2018-07-06 13:25:47 UTC
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Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
Fossils at record low pct of energy mix
What pct of energy mix were trilobites before?

DUH!

The bot regularly spews misspelled gibberish and incomplete sentences.

If it had better programming, it might have said "fossil fuels at
record low ..."

With even better programming, it would realize it is unwelcome here
and it would go away to fulfill Asimov's Laws of Robotics. As those
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k***@gmail.com
2018-07-06 18:52:03 UTC
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.""However, over the fifteen years to 2016 the HadCRUT4v5 and Cowtan & Way GMST trends, of 0.138°C /century and 0.160°C /century respectively, are equally close to the 0.149°C /century ERAinterim trend; the GISTEMP and NOAAv4.0.1 trends are both above 0.17°C /century..."""
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