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Which of the following energy sources provides the most energy for the United States?

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During the Covid-19 pandemic while governments locked people down and curtailed travel, petroleum remained the top source of energy for the United States, providing 34.7% of all energy consumed in 2020. Next was natural gas at 33.9%, followed by coal at 9.9%, nuclear at 8.9%, wind at 3.2%, hydroelectric at 2.8%, wood at 2.3%, biofuels at 2.2%, solar at 1.3%, biowaste at 0.5%, and geothermal at 0.2%. Since 1950, petroleum has provided more energy than any other source, even though federal, state, and local governments have discouraged its use through taxes while heavily subsidizing other energy sources like wind and solar.

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