U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How much of world energy consumption and production is from renewable energy?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes estimates and projections for energy consumption and production from renewable energy and other types of fuels/energy sources in the International Energy Outlook (IEO). Estimates and projections for renewable energy are included in each section of the report and in the tables of the report. There are graphs (figures) with historical estimates and projections for the world by major fuels/energy sources in the Executive summary of the IEO 2016:
- Figure ES-2: Total world energy consumption by energy source, 1990–2040
- Figure ES-6: World net electricity generation by energy source, 2012–2040
International Energy Outlook (most recent edition published)
Tables of the IEO reference case and other cases
International energy data (historical data for electricity generation with renewable energy, and biofuels production and consumption, for the world, regions, and countries
Last updated: May 19, 2016
Other FAQs about Coal
- Does EIA have county-level energy production data?
- Does EIA have projections for energy production, consumption, and prices for individual states?
- Does EIA publish coking coal prices?
- From what country does the United States import the most coal?
- How do I convert between short tons and metric tons?
- How large are U.S. coal reserves?
- How many power plants are there in the United States?
- How much coal, natural gas, or petroleum is used to generate a kilowatthour of electricity?
- Which states produce the most coal?
- To what country does the United States export the most coal?
- What are the different coal prices published by EIA?
- What is the average heat content of U.S. coal?
- What types and amounts of energy are produced in each state?