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KEY FACTS

  • 110%

    There has been a 110% increase in coal exports over the past five years

  • 40%

    Power generation accounts for 40% of U.S. energy consumption.

  • 80%

    More than 80% of the nation’s energy infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector.

  • 63%

    Nuclear facilities produce 63% of emission-free electricity in the U.S.

  • 53%

    53% increase in US natural gas production since 2008

  • 7-10
    years

    The waiting time for a new mining permit in the U.S. is 7 – 10 years, ranked last in the world.

  • $1.82

    The comprehensive cost of complying with federal regulations in 2011 was $1.82 trillion.

  • 13%

    In 2012, renewables accounted for roughly 13% of total electric power sector production

  • 31%

    Just 31 percent of bachelor’s degrees in the United States are awarded in science and engineering fields.

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