U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How much U.S. energy consumption and electricity generation comes from renewable sources?
In 2012, renewable sources of energy accounted for about 9% of total U.S. energy consumption and 12% of electricity generation.1
Last updated: August 2, 2013
Other FAQs about Renewables
- Can I generate and sell electricity to an electric utility?
- Does EIA have data on the movement of crude oil and ethanol by rail and truck?
- Does EIA have ethanol price data?
- Does EIA have projections for energy production, consumption, and prices for individual states?
- How many alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles are there in the U.S.?
- How much U.S. energy consumption and electricity generation comes from renewable sources?
- How much biodiesel is produced, imported, exported, and consumed in the United States?
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- How much ethanol is produced, imported, and consumed in the U.S.?
- How much of world energy consumption and electricity generation is from renewable energy?