Since the 20th century, electricity generated from primary energy sources such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum has been held in high regard. This is because utility companies have been able to keep prices in check.

In the 21st century however, America has seen the price of petroleum based energy increase fairly rapidly. Even to this day, 36% of U.S. energy comes from petroleum-based products, while natural gas, coal, renewable energy, and nuclear electric energy account for a significantly lower percentage. 

The info-graphic below depicts which U.S. energy sources are most consumed, and where they are consumed. Have a look for yourself, and remember, if you want to save on your next utility bill remember to shut off any lights when not in use.

The Electric Slide (Infographic) | Where Americas Energy Goes

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