GRAPHIC: Missouri energy providers rely on nonrenewable energy sources in spite of law

February 11, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST
The graphs show the total electricity production capacity breakdown by fuel type in 2011 for three of Missouri’s biggest energy providers: Empire District Electric Co., Kansas City Power & Light and Ameren Missouri. Utilities do not always produce energy at full capacity. If each company was generating and purchasing electricity at full capacity in 2011, the following percentages of energy would come from each type of fuel. The maps show the areas each of the companies service in Missouri.

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