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

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Petroleum is the top source of energy for the United States, providing 36.0% of all energy consumed in 2021. Next is natural gas at 32.2%, followed by coal at 10.8%, nuclear at 8.4%, wind at 3.4%, biofuels at 2.4%, hydroelectric at 2.3%, wood at 2.1%, solar at 1.5%, biowaste at 0.4%, 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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