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2020 Congressional Testimony

EIA's view of the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry pdf
Subject:EIA, forecasts, energy markets
Presented by:Stephen Nalley, Deputy Administrator
Presented to: U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Washington, DC—June 16, 2020

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The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

U.S. renewable energy consumption by source and sector
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review
Note: Click for full U.S. renewable energy chart.

In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 12% of total U.S. energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of U.S. energy consumption that increased in 2020 from 2019; fossil fuel and nuclear consumption declined. Our U.S. renewable energy consumption by source and sector chart shows how much renewable energy by source each sector consumes.

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