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November 22, 2014

Which States Have the Dirtiest Energy?

EcoWatch: “Coal-fired power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of the country’s emissions, and states like West Virginia and Kentucky live and die by the dirty source, getting 95 and 90 percent of their power from it, respectively, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.”

“Climate Desk, a nonprofit consortium of eight publications and organizations, including the Center for Investigative Reporting and Huffington Post, created an infographic displaying how much carbon each state emitted, according to 2012 levels.”

 Which States Have the Dirtiest Energy?

  • zappa24

    Jeez, how is Wyoming (which has the smallest population of any state) second?

    • moderatesunite

      it’s not total emissions, it’s co2 per amount of electricty used.
      They are second because there energy system is one of the dirtiest and least efficient, but by total emissions it’s much higher for bigger, and more industrial states

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