Coal provides just 4 percent of Washington’s power, but the state has a strong hydropower industry. However, most states do not have the option to use high amounts of hydropower.
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In 2009, Washington families spent an average of 8 percent of their after-tax incomes on energy.
The 1.1 million Washington households earning less than $50,000 allocated an estimated 15 percent of their after-tax incomes to energy.
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