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 2011, renewable sources of energy accounted for about 9.3% of total U.S. energy consumption and 12.7% of electricity generation.1 This is the largest share of energy consumption since 1950, and the largest share of electricity generation since 1984.
Last updated: April 20, 2012
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