Pennsylvania electric generation shifts away from coal

Power plants in Pennsylvania, fed by a variety of fuels, generated the 4th-most electricity of any state in 2015.

While plants still used coal for about a third of power production, that share has fallen from last year and been replaced by natural gas and nuclear.

As recently as 2010, the spread between coal and natural gas was 53 percent to 8 percent; in the first nine month of this year, that spread was 32 percent coal to 27 percent natural gas.

Nuclear's share over the years has hovered around 35 percent.


Electric Generation January-September 2015 by fuel type


Electric Generation January-September 2015 by precentage generated


Electric Generation January-September 2014 by precentage generated