What Do You Want To Know About The Latest Energy News?

Coal, earthquakes and electric vehicles have been big news in recent days. These headlines raise as many questions as they answer. Here’s a quick recap of the last week’s most interesting energy stories, and we want to know: what questions do they raise for you? Wyoming Coal Cuts Jobs
The U.S.’s two largest coal mines are each laying off 15 percent of their employees in Wyoming. In the announcement last week, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal said that low natural gas prices, a warm winter season and environmental regulations forced the layoffs, which will affect more than 450 people.

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Electricity Losses State By State: Interactive

As part of our IE Questions project, Inside Energy investigated how much energy is lost as electricity travels from a power plant to the plug in your home. In the U.S., five to six percent of the energy in electricity is lost during transmission and distribution, but that varies widely state-to-state and year-to-year. See how your home state measures up.

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Lost In Transmission: How Much Electricity Disappears Between A Power Plant And Your Plug?

How much energy is lost along the way as electricity travels from a power plant to the plug in your home? This question comes from Jim Barlow, a Wyoming architect, through our IE Questions project. To find the answer, we need to break it out step by step: first turning raw materials into electricity, next moving that electricity to your neighborhood, and finally sending that electricity through the walls of your home to your outlet.