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October 29, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission resumes license renewals for nuclear power plants


October 24, 2014

Electricity distribution investments rose over the past two decades


October 23, 2014

Lower electricity-related CO2 emissions reflect lower carbon intensity and electricity use


October 7, 2014

Less severe weather means lower expected household heating bills this winter


October 6, 2014

California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation


September 30, 2014

California’s subhourly wholesale electricity market opens to systems outside its footprint


September 26, 2014

Minimum efficiency standards for electric motors will soon increase


September 25, 2014

Everywhere but Northeast, fewer homes choose natural gas as heating fuel


September 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia uses largest amount of crude oil for power generation since 2010


September 9, 2014

Natural gas, solar, and wind lead power plant capacity additions in first-half 2014


September 8, 2014

Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states


September 3, 2014

Electricity transmission investments vary by region


September 2, 2014

Residential electricity prices are rising


August 26, 2014

Investment in electricity transmission infrastructure shows steady increase


August 19, 2014

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports


August 15, 2014

Reasons for projected natural gas-fired generation growth vary by region


August 13, 2014

Steam coal imports remain down sharply from historic high in 2007


August 1, 2014

Metal-based durables manufacturers are fueled by electricity and natural gas


July 16, 2014

EIA projects modest needs for new electric generation capacity


June 27, 2014

The Columbia River Basin provides more than 40% of total U.S. hydroelectric generation


June 25, 2014

California continues to set daily records for utility scale solar energy


June 24, 2014

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion


June 23, 2014

Texas hits new peak wind output


June 20, 2014

NERC’s Summer Reliability Assessment highlights regional electricity capacity margins


June 17, 2014

Hydropower supplies more than three-quarters of Brazil’s electric power


June 11, 2014

Railroad deliveries continue to provide the majority of coal shipments to the power sector


June 9, 2014

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply


June 3, 2014

Recent trends in energy-related CO2 emissions vary across regions and states


May 30, 2014

Privately owned generators play a growing role in Mexico’s electricity supply


May 21, 2014

U.S. consumers’ energy spending rose this winter


May 20, 2014

Industrial onsite electricity concentrated in chemicals, oil, and paper manufacturing


May 19, 2014

Industrial facilities get most of their electricity from the grid


May 12, 2014

Many industrial electricity customers are farmers


April 29, 2014

Renewable electricity generation projections sensitive to cost, price, policy assumptions


April 28, 2014

Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements


April 18, 2014

Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average


April 15, 2014

Twelve states produced 80% of U.S. wind power in 2013


April 8, 2014

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas


March 28, 2014

Coal-fired power plant operators consider emissions compliance strategies


March 12, 2014

Heating fuel expenditures rise this winter, especially for propane-heated homes


February 20, 2014

High cost, oil-fired generation creates potential for shift in Hawaiian electric sources


February 18, 2014

Peak-to-average electricity demand ratio rising in New England and many other U.S. regions


February 13, 2014

Severe winter weather threatens East Coast energy infrastructure


February 11, 2014

Many newer power plants have cooling systems that reuse water


February 7, 2014

Reduced water supply forecast affects hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest


February 6, 2014

Current drought reduces hydro generation forecast for California


January 31, 2014

NFL stadiums produce onsite energy with solar PV projects


January 27, 2014

States closer to western mines have lower coal costs


January 24, 2014

EIA now providing more detail on electric capacity additions and retirements


January 21, 2014

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic power prices react to winter freeze and natural gas constraints


January 16, 2014

Spot coal price trends vary across key basins during 2013


January 15, 2014

Monthly generator capacity factor data now available by fuel and technology


January 8, 2014

New England and Pacific Northwest had largest power price increases in 2013


December 20, 2013

U.S. electricity sales have decreased in four of the past five years


December 19, 2013

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added


December 18, 2013

Petroleum's share of Florida's electric generation mix dwindles as natural gas grows


December 11, 2013

Existing resource base and policy decisions provide the West with electric fuel diversity


December 6, 2013

December natural gas prices spike in Boston


December 4, 2013

Natural gas use for power generation falls as industrial sector's use continues to rise


December 2, 2013

Renewable electricity production grows in Texas


November 25, 2013

Coal-fired electric generators continue to dominate electric supply in the central region


November 22, 2013

Use of coal-fired generators in the Southeast has been declining


November 18, 2013

Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region is predominantly fueled by coal and nuclear sources


November 14, 2013

2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains


November 12, 2013

Northeast grows increasingly reliant on natural gas for power generation


November 8, 2013

The mix of fuels used for electricity generation in the United States is changing


October 24, 2013

Midcontinent Independent System Operator adding four new electric territories in December


October 18, 2013

Electricity use by machine drives varies significantly by manufacturing industry


October 17, 2013

Global nuclear generation capacity totaled more than 370 gigawatts in 2012


October 8, 2013

Heating costs for most households are forecast to rise from last winter’s level


October 1, 2013

Natural gas-fired combustion turbines are generally used to meet peak electricity load


September 26, 2013

Variability in electricity demand highlights potential roles for electricity storage


September 23, 2013

Renewable generation provides a growing share of California’s electricity


September 17, 2013

Most new residential solar PV projects in California program are not owned by homeowners


September 16, 2013

Rapid increases in electricity demand challenge both generating unit and system operators


September 13, 2013

Nuclear outages begin to increase with the start of the fall refueling season


September 9, 2013

Cooler-than-normal August relieves strain on Texas electricity market


September 6, 2013

Vermont Yankee nuclear plant closure in 2014 will challenge New England energy markets


September 5, 2013

Higher wind generation in the Southwest Power Pool is reducing use of baseload capacity


September 3, 2013

Transmission upgrades compensate for coal-fired retirements in Ohio electric region


August 28, 2013

The U.S. relies on foreign uranium, enrichment services to fuel its nuclear power plants


August 27, 2013

Electricity demand patterns matter for valuing electricity supply resources


August 16, 2013

Chinese investments play large role in Southeast Asia hydroelectric growth


August 15, 2013

The South anchors growth in use of electricity for air conditioning since 1993


July 26, 2013

Coal market fundamentals changed, yet spot prices remained stable


July 23, 2013

Wholesale electricity prices rose across the United States


July 19, 2013

Short-term, real-time power prices reflect system strain during Northeast heat wave


July 18, 2013

Increased U.S. coal consumption met by burning through stockpiles


July 11, 2013

New EIA inventory tracks state energy efficiency programs


July 8, 2013

Pumped storage provides grid reliability even with net generation loss


July 3, 2013

Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States


July 2, 2013

Lower power prices and high repair costs drive nuclear retirements


June 25, 2013

Average U.S. residential summer 2013 electric bill expected to be lowest in four years


June 24, 2013

Electric supply additions are not keeping pace with increased peak-hour demand in Texas


June 12, 2013

Federal Power Marketing Administrations operate across much of the United States


June 11, 2013

EIA’s 2013 Energy Conference next week will look at U.S. and global energy challenges


June 7, 2013

New generators help California meet summer challenges to electric reliability


June 6, 2013

Electricity reliability report released; Texas and California raise concerns for summer


May 30, 2013

Feed-in tariff: A policy tool encouraging deployment of renewable electricity technologies


May 23, 2013

Coal regains some electric generation market share from natural gas


May 22, 2013

Extended tax credits could raise projected renewable electricity capacity and generation


May 17, 2013

Mexico Week: U.S.-Mexico electricity trade is small, with tight regional focus


May 13, 2013

Mexico Week: U.S. is Mexico’s primary energy trade partner amid shifting trade dynamics


May 8, 2013

Industrial sector drives increase in North Dakota electricity sales


May 7, 2013

President’s proposed budget calls for strategic review of government’s role in TVA


April 25, 2013

Long-term outlook for nuclear generation depends on lifetime of existing capacity


April 24, 2013

Lower wholesale power prices reduce quark spreads available to nuclear plant operators


April 23, 2013

Future power market shares of coal, natural gas generators depend on relative fuel prices


April 18, 2013

Lower residential energy use reduces home energy expenditures as share of household income


April 12, 2013

Winter natural gas price spikes in New England spur generation from other fuels


April 11, 2013

Year-to-date natural gas use for electric power generation is down from 2012


March 28, 2013

Solar activity can affect transmission grid, but 2013 activity less than anticipated


March 26, 2013

Extended nuclear plant outages raise Southern California wholesale power prices


March 22, 2013

U.S. economy and electricity demand growth are linked, but relationship is changing


March 15, 2013

Japan’s fossil-fueled generation remains high because of continuing nuclear plant outages


March 14, 2013

Above-normal outages of U.S. nuclear capacity persist at the start of 2013


March 8, 2013

New electric generators typically come online at the start of summer or in December


March 6, 2013

Two perspectives on household electricity use


March 4, 2013

Homes show greatest seasonal variation in electricity use


February 27, 2013

Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides continue to decline in 2012


February 22, 2013

California hydro forecast declines on dry weather


February 21, 2013

Dry January lowers the Pacific Northwest water supply forecast for April through September


February 20, 2013

Dark spreads measure returns over fuel costs of coal-fired generation


February 15, 2013

EIA now delivers monthly electricity data in interactive data browser


February 11, 2013

Wind industry installs almost 5,300 MW of capacity in December


February 8, 2013

An introduction to spark spreads


February 7, 2013

EIA begins posting daily energy prices on Today in Energy webpage


February 6, 2013

Stadiums and arenas use efficient, high wattage lamps


February 5, 2013

Rail traffic reflects more oil production, less coal-fired electricity generation


January 25, 2013

Coal stockpiles at electric power plants were above average throughout 2012


January 24, 2013

New aggregation programs drive consumer participation in Illinois electricity choice


January 23, 2013

How much electric supply capacity is needed to keep U.S. electricity grids reliable?


January 16, 2013

Large mergers drive changes in ownership of electric generating capacity in 2012


January 14, 2013

2012 Brief: Coal prices and production in most basins down in 2012


January 9, 2013

2012 Brief: Average wholesale electricity prices down compared to last year


January 7, 2013

2012 Brief: Coal and mid-continent crude oil prices declined during 2012


December 21, 2012

California’s first greenhouse gas emissions auction sells near minimum price


December 19, 2012

Planned wind turbine additions rise in advance of scheduled expiration of wind tax credit


December 18, 2012

Energy Perspectives: Industrial and transportation sectors lead energy use by sector


December 6, 2012

Cheaper natural gas alters generation dispatch in Southeast


December 3, 2012

EIA projects little change in U.S. coal production in 2013


November 27, 2012

Canada Week: Integrated electric grid improves reliability for United States, Canada


November 26, 2012

Canada Week: The United States and Canada share the world’s most significant energy trade


November 21, 2012

Wind energy tax credit set to expire at the end of 2012


November 19, 2012

Cost of transporting coal to power plants rose almost 50% in decade


November 14, 2012

San Onofre nuclear outage contributes to Southern California’s changing generation profile


November 13, 2012

Despite customer outages, wholesale electric markets operated during Hurricane Sandy


November 9, 2012

Electricity restored to many in the Northeast but outages persist


November 2, 2012

Extended outages at several nuclear plants led to high outage levels in 2012


November 1, 2012

Smart meter deployments continue to rise


October 31, 2012

Utility-scale installations lead solar photovoltaic growth


October 26, 2012

Industrial onsite generation increasingly relies on natural gas


October 24, 2012

New EIA data show total grid-connected photovoltaic solar capacity


October 19, 2012

Electricity generation from coal and natural gas both increased with summer heat


October 10, 2012

U.S. households forecast to use more heating fuels this winter compared with last winter


October 4, 2012

Combined heat and power technology fills an important energy niche


October 3, 2012

Key New England natural gas pipeline reflects seasonal flow changes


October 2, 2012

Regulators approve first commercial hydrokinetic projects in the United States


September 20, 2012

Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices affect markets for coal and electric power


September 18, 2012

More recycling raises average energy content of waste used to generate electricity


September 17, 2012

Municipal solid waste plants convert garbage to electricity


September 10, 2012

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions down in 2011


September 7, 2012

Natural gas demand at power plants was high in summer 2012


September 6, 2012

NRG-GenOn acquisition plan would create the largest independent power producer


September 4, 2012

Electric grid operators monitoring drought conditions


August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac affects U.S. Gulf Coast energy infrastructure


August 24, 2012

Heating fuel choice shows electricity and natural gas roughly equal in newer homes


August 22, 2012

Merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy created largest U.S. electric utility


August 20, 2012

Natural gas, renewables dominate electric capacity additions in first half of 2012


August 17, 2012

Electric generator dispatch depends on system demand and the relative cost of operation


August 16, 2012

Energy needed to produce aluminum


August 10, 2012

Wholesale electricity prices are lower during the first half of 2012


August 9, 2012

Average spot natural gas prices declined during the first half of 2012


August 8, 2012

Low U.S. injections reflect already high natural gas storage inventories


August 7, 2012

EIA has updated Gulf of Mexico energy statistics


August 1, 2012

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in early 2012 lowest since 1992


July 31, 2012

Projected retirements of coal-fired power plants


July 30, 2012

Fuel used in electricity generation is projected to shift over the next 25 years


July 27, 2012

27 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity to retire over next five years


July 25, 2012

Power outages often spur questions around burying power lines


July 17, 2012

Uprates can increase U.S. nuclear capacity substantially without building new reactors


July 13, 2012

Competition among fuels for power generation driven by changes in fuel prices


July 12, 2012

Eastern electric systems tested during first summer 2012 heat wave


July 11, 2012

New transmission project will help California meet summer electric demand


July 9, 2012

Texas electricity market faces summer challenges


July 6, 2012

Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation equal for first time in April 2012


July 2, 2012

EIA’s AEO2012 includes analysis of breakthroughs in vehicle battery technology


June 29, 2012

Electricity storage: Location, location, location … and cost


June 22, 2012

Significant potential for plug-in vehicles exists in U.S. housing stock


June 18, 2012

Negative wholesale electricity prices occur in RTOs


June 14, 2012

California's electric power market faces challenges heading into summer


June 7, 2012

Northeast electricity markets react to hot weather in late May


June 5, 2012

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline


June 1, 2012

Reserve electric generating capacity helps keep the lights on


May 31, 2012

Coal stockpiles above five-year range in first quarter of 2012


May 30, 2012

Japan’s use of thermal generation is up since March 2011 due to nuclear plant outages


May 29, 2012

Seasonal hydroelectric output drives down wholesale electricity prices in the West


May 22, 2012

Electricity storage can smooth out moment-to-moment variations in electricity demand


May 21, 2012

Electricity storage can take advantage of daily price variations


May 18, 2012

Warm weather and low natural gas prices dampen spot electricity prices this winter


May 17, 2012

Global generation capacity for nuclear power has grown to over 346 gigawatts since 1955


May 16, 2012

Natural gas consumption reflects shifting sectoral patterns


May 15, 2012

Participation in electric net-metering programs increased sharply in recent years


May 14, 2012

State electric retail choice programs are popular with commercial and industrial customers


May 9, 2012

Policies for compensating behind-the-meter generation vary by State


May 8, 2012

U.S. nuclear outages back within five-year range


May 4, 2012

A Clean Energy Standard could reduce power sector carbon dioxide emissions


May 3, 2012

Renewable utility-scale electricity production differs by fuel among states


May 2, 2012

Electricity generation from non-hydro renewable sources varies by state


May 1, 2012

Wholesale electricity prices spike in Texas


April 30, 2012

Access to alternative transportation fuel stations varies across the lower 48 states


April 25, 2012

U.S. coal consumption fell while exports increased during the fourth quarter of 2011


April 19, 2012

Natural gas prices near 10-year low amid mild weather, higher supplies in winter 2011-12


April 16, 2012

U.S. rail carloads of coal in first quarter of 2012 lowest since 1994


April 9, 2012

Shares of electricity generation from renewable energy sources up in many states


April 5, 2012

Spot crude prices near 12-month high; natural gas and power prices near 12-month low


April 2, 2012

Daily natural gas and power price differences in Mid-Atlantic region reflect constraints


March 30, 2012

New technology can improve electric power system efficiency and reliability


March 29, 2012

EIA projects lower coal use by U.S. power sector in 2012


March 23, 2012

U.S. coal production in 2012 falls below five-year range


March 16, 2012

Dry sorbent injection may serve as a key pollution control technology at power plants


March 12, 2012

U.S. wind generation increased 27% in 2011


March 9, 2012

Coal's share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December


March 8, 2012

U.S. household winter natural gas heating expenditures expected to be lowest since 2002-03


March 5, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves construction of first nuclear units in 30 years


March 2, 2012

Electricity's share of U.S. delivered energy has risen significantly since 1950


February 28, 2012

EIA projects U.S. non-hydro renewable power generation increases, led by wind and biomass


February 27, 2012

Eastern U.S. coal futures prices down in early 2012


February 23, 2012

Negative prices in wholesale electricity markets indicate supply inflexibilities


February 22, 2012

Pacific Northwest water supply forecast to be near or below normal for 2012


February 21, 2012

Northwest hydroelectric output above five-year range for much of 2011


February 16, 2012

Ohio's fuel mix for power generation is changing


February 15, 2012

Warm weather, low natural gas prices hold down wholesale power prices this winter


February 13, 2012

U.S. coal production rises slightly in 2011 amid lower domestic demand and higher exports


February 10, 2012

Natural gas and renewable shares of electricity generation to grow, coal still largest


February 6, 2012

Renewable electricity generation in California includes variable and non-variable sources


February 3, 2012

Most states have Renewable Portfolio Standards


February 2, 2012

Emissions allowance prices for SO2 and NOX remained low in 2011


January 30, 2012

DOE provides detailed offshore wind resource maps


January 24, 2012

U.S. energy use projected to grow slowly and become less carbon-intensive


January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release


January 19, 2012

DOE provides detailed onshore wind resource map


January 11, 2012

2011 Brief: Wholesale electricity prices mostly lower in 2011


January 9, 2012

2011 Brief: Energy commodity price trends varied widely during 2011


December 21, 2011

Coal plants without scrubbers account for a majority of U.S. SO2 emissions


December 19, 2011

A quarter of California's electricity comes from outside the state


December 16, 2011

Gas use for power generation leads increase in natural gas use in 2010


December 14, 2011

Electricity storage technologies can be used for energy management and power quality


December 13, 2011

Most generator retirements over the past decade were older natural gas-fired units


December 12, 2011

Electricity tends to flow south in North America


December 9, 2011

Residual fuel consumption in the U.S. continues to decline


December 6, 2011

Electricity demand changes in predictable patterns


November 21, 2011

Electric systems respond quickly to the sudden loss of supply or demand


November 18, 2011

U.S. has large geothermal resources, but recent growth is slower than wind or solar


November 17, 2011

Over half the cooling systems at U.S. electric power plants reuse water


November 15, 2011

Pennsylvania's use of natural gas for power generation has grown rapidly


November 10, 2011

Renewable energy is used in all sectors of the U.S. economy


November 4, 2011

U.S. coal stockpile levels at electric power plants approach five-year low


October 28, 2011

Household heating fuels vary across the country


October 26, 2011

EIA launches new electricity-focused web page


October 18, 2011

Summer 2011 electricity prices were mostly down compared to summer 2010


October 17, 2011

Nuclear outages back within typical range since July following springtime surge


September 28, 2011

Renewable energy shows strongest growth in global electric generating capacity


September 27, 2011

California electricity market reacted to the recent San Diego blackout


September 26, 2011

Transmission congestion drives power price division between upstate and downstate New York


September 20, 2011

Wholesale power price maps reflect real-time constraints on transmission of electricity


September 9, 2011

Texas Heat Wave, August 2011: Nature and Effects of an Electricity Supply Shortage


September 8, 2011

EPA rule requires SO2 emissions reduction from Texas coal power plants in 2012


August 26, 2011

EIA updates mapping tool relating hurricane path to energy infrastructure


August 25, 2011

Mid-Atlantic electricity market reacts to Tuesday's earthquake


August 19, 2011

U.S. natural gas consumption for electric power tops industrial consumption


August 18, 2011

Mid-summer heat pushes up natural gas use at electric power plants


August 17, 2011

Electric generating capacity additions in the first half of 2011


August 15, 2011

U.S. hydropower output varies dramatically from year to year


August 8, 2011

High temperatures drove record electricity demand and very high wholesale prices in Texas


August 5, 2011

European Union countries reach for higher renewable electricity generation


August 4, 2011

Wholesale electricity price changes diverge across regions during first-half of 2011


August 2, 2011

Wind generating capacity is distributed unevenly across the United States


August 1, 2011

Ranking of renewable energy and nuclear energy use varies by sector


July 25, 2011

Four regional transmission organizations set new or nearly broke demand records last week


July 22, 2011

Wholesale electricity prices in New York City are the highest in the contiguous U.S.


July 18, 2011

Minimal petroleum-fired electric capacity has been added in recent years


July 13, 2011

U.S. wind capacity takes off after 2005


July 8, 2011

Hydropower has a long history in the United States


July 7, 2011

Nuclear power plant outages above seasonal norm in spring of 2011


July 6, 2011

Natural gas use in the electric power sector is growing


July 5, 2011

Most electric generating capacity additions in the last decade were natural gas-fired


July 1, 2011

Natural gas consumption has two peaks each year


June 30, 2011

U.S. commercial nuclear capacity comes from reactors built primarily between 1970 and 1990


June 28, 2011

Most coal-fired electric capacity was built before 1980


June 27, 2011

Carbon dioxide emissions grow in the residential sector


June 20, 2011

Strong Pacific Northwest hydro conditions affect natural gas used for power generators


June 16, 2011

Age of electric power generators varies widely


June 15, 2011

BPA curtails wind power generators during high hydropower conditions


June 10, 2011

Hydroelectric power resources form regional clusters


June 9, 2011

Average utilization of the nation's natural gas combined-cycle power plant fleet is rising


June 8, 2011

Electric generators' roles vary due to daily and seasonal variation in demand


June 7, 2011

Recent mix of electric generating capacity additions more diverse


June 1, 2011

PJM shows how smart appliances could help stabilize power systems


May 26, 2011

Coal likely to remain most prevalent fuel for electricity generation


May 24, 2011

Capital costs have major impact on projected power sector investments


May 23, 2011

Nuclear power plants undergo seasonal scheduled outages


May 19, 2011

Participation lags in most electricity retail choice States


May 18, 2011

Electricity retail choice is mandated in Texas and growing in three States


May 17, 2011

Wind capacity additions slowed during 2010


May 13, 2011

Electricity resource planners credit only a fraction of potential wind capacity


May 6, 2011

U.S. households increase use of consumer electronics


May 5, 2011

Decoupling treatment of electric and gas utilities can differ within a State


May 4, 2011

State programs encourage energy efficiency programs by adjusting utilities' cost recovery


April 22, 2011

Seasonal maintenance helps keep power online during summer and winter peaks


April 11, 2011

U.S. households are incorporating energy–efficient features


April 6, 2011

Demand for electricity changes through the day


April 4, 2011

About 60% of the U.S. electric power supply is managed by RTOs


March 25, 2011

Electricity systems adjust operations to growing wind power output


March 24, 2011

Electric grid planners: demand response and energy efficiency to increase


March 22, 2011

Increasing wind capacity requires new approaches to electricity planning and operations


March 17, 2011

Japan depends significantly on nuclear power to meet its electricity needs


March 16, 2011

Concentrating solar power technologies offer utility-scale power production


March 15, 2011

Advanced electric meter installations rising in homes and businesses


March 10, 2011

Solar shipments up, prices down


March 4, 2011

Average wholesale electric power prices rose in 2010


February 15, 2011

Demand response can lower electric power load when needed


February 11, 2011

New Texas wholesale power market weathers extreme cold


February 9, 2011

History of energy consumption in the United States, 1775–2009


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