Natural gas replaces coal as nation's top power source, but not in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Natural gas may have taken over as the dominant source nationally for electrical power generation in 2016, but coal remains king in Nebraska.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration says U.S. power generation is expected to be fueled 32 percent by coal and 33.4 percent by natural gas.

But in Nebraska, coal fueled 61.5 percent of the electricity produced last year while natural gas made up 1 percent. Nuclear power made up 26 percent of the total, wind accounted for 8 percent and hydroelectric 4 percent.