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Sources: Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania is the 3rd largest net supplier of energy sources in the country. It is also a top 3 electricity producing state along with Florida and Texas. Pittsburgh residents consume nuclear power, natural gas, and coal as their main energy sources. Pennsylvania ranks second in the nation in nuclear power consumption behind Illinois. Coal-fired plants produce 33% of the total energy generation in the state. However, Pennsylvania has decommissioned several coal power plants in the last decade. In that same time period, the natural gas generation has grown significantly in the state. For more information on Pittsburgh’s energy usage, see the graph below.

Sources for Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • Pennsylvania is the 2nd largest nuclear energy producing state behind Illinois
    • PA is the 3rd largest supplier of electricity in the country behind Texas and Florida
    • While coal is still a main source of energy, natural gas has risen significantly in the past decade
    • Wind and solar energy are the primary sources of renewable energy in the state.


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