US electricity generation up 7% in May

Net generation was up 4% during the first 5 months of 2000 from a year ago. US net generation of electricity totaled 1.5 trillion kw-hr between January-May 2000, the agency said. About 51% of the generation was produced by coal-fired plants, followed by nuclear, 20%; gas, 15%; hydro, 8%; renewable energy, 3%; and oil, 2%.

Politicians, industry and consumers to blame

By KATHLEEN DAVIS
EL&P Associate Editor

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