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How much of U.S. energy consumption and electricity generation comes from renewable energy sources?

In 2020, renewable energy sources accounted for about 12.6% of total U.S. energy consumption and about 19.8% of electricity generation.

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Historical data on U.S. primary energy consumption
Historical data on U.S. electricity generation
Historical data on U.S. renewable energy production and consumption

Last updated: November 2, 2021


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