Consumption & Efficiency

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Recent Data

Commercial sector energy consumption
trillion btu
January to October 2015 2014 2013 2012
Coal 48 37 33 35
Natural Gas 2,652 2,758 2,540 2,245
Petroleum 417 446 467 467
Hydroelectric Power 0 0 0 0
Geothermal 16 16 16 16
Solar/PV 5 3 2 1
Wind 1 1 0 0
Biomass 102 103 100 90
Electricity Retail Sales 3,913 3,889 3,838 3,826
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review – Table 2.3

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Upcoming Releases

CBECS 2012 Consumption and Expenditures preliminary estimates:
September 2015

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Consumption Surveys

Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)

A nationally representative sample of housing units that specially trained interviewers collect energy characteristics, usage patterns, and household demographics.

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Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS)

A national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. commercial buildings, including their energy-related building characteristics and energy usage data.

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Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS)

A national sample survey that collects information on the U.S. manufacturing establishment, their energy-related building characteristics, and their energy usage and expenditures.

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