The pie charts below show units of electricity production by fuel s...

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Nov 8, 2013 21:50
The pie charts below show units of electricity production by fuel source Australia and France in 1980 and 2000.

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The pie charts illustrate units of electricity production among five fuel categories in Australia and France.

In Australia, the total production was 100 and 170 units in 1980 and 2000, respectively.
In 1980, coal was the most popular fuel, accounting for half of the total production. The second most popular fuel was natural gas and hydro power at both 20 units. Oil was consumed to produce energy by only 10 units. In 2000, the consumption of coal dramatically increased, accounted for three forth of total production. Hydro power rose to 36 units while few people used oil and natural gas to produce energy. Nuclear power was not consumed at all in Australia in both years in question.

In France, the total production was 90 units in 1980, doubling in 2000. In 1980, coal and natural gas accounted for 25 units each. Hydro power was not used much at 5 units. In 2000, the consumption of coal was still 25 units, but natural gas and hydro power were not genetically used. Nuclear power showed the dramatic increase, changing from 15 units from 1980 to 126 units in 2000, which accounted for approximately 75% of total production.

To sum up, the pie charts show that coal became the most popular fuel in Australia during twenty years in question. In France, nuclear power showed the steep increase.
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