U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How much of world energy consumption and electricity generation is from renewable energy?
EIA estimates that about 21% of world electricity generation was from renewable energy in 20112, with a projection for nearly 25% in 2040.
1International Energy Outlook 2013, Figure 2. World energy consumption by fuel type, 1990-2040 (quadrillion Btu).
2International Energy Statistics, Electricity Generation most recent data available on the date of this update.
3International Energy Outlook, Chapter 5: Electricity, Figure 83. World net electricity generation by fuel, 2010-2040 (trillion kilowatthours).
- International Energy Statistics with historical data for world, regions, and countries.
Last updated: June 13, 2014
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 U.S. import the most coal?
- How do I convert between short tons and metric tons?
- How large are U.S. coal reserves?
- How many and what kind of 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 U.S. 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?