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US fossil fuel consumption is at its lowest in 30 years. Here’s why


Consumption of fossil fuels in the U.S. is falling. Image: Unsplash/ETA+

Victoria Masterson
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Fossil fuel consumption in the United States is at its lowest level in 30 years. Image: US Energy Information Administration

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The fall in fossil fuel consumption was biggest since 1949, when its records began, the EIA said. Image: Monthly Energy Review, June 2021, EIA.

Petroleum products were the most-used fossil fuels in the US in 2020. Image: Monthly Energy Review, June 2021, EIA

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