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America used fewer fossil fuels in 2020 than it has in three decades

Posted on AllSides July 7th, 2021
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Americans gobbled up fewer fossil fuels in 2020 than they have in three decades, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal dropped by 9 percent last year compared to 2019, the biggest annual decrease since the EIA started keeping track in 1949.

The COVID-19 pandemic was responsible for much of the fall as people stayed home to curb the spread of the virus and used less gas. In April 2020, oil prices nosedived below zero because there was so little demand. The US transportation sector alone...

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https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/6/22565353/fossil-fuel-america-consumption-united-states-low

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