As states use less coal for electricity, driving electric vehicles becomes even cleaner
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APRIL 13, 2020
These results indicate that coal and oil are the energy sources leading to most emissions, and that hydro, wind, and nuclear are the energy sources leading to least emissions. On the two extremes, coal and oil result in about 176 times the emissions from hydro. This brief study analyses, for each individual state, the changes from 2008 to 2018 in the use of coal (one of the two most polluting energy sources) to generate electricity. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.