How much of U.S. energy consumption and electricity generation comes from renewable energy sources?
In 2020, renewable energy sources accounted for about 12% of total U.S. energy consumption and about 20% of electricity generation.1
1 Preliminary data.
What is U.S. electricity generation by energy source?
U.S. energy consumption by source and sector, 2020
U.S. energy flow, 2020
U.S. renewable energy consumption by source and sector, 2020
Energy Explained: U.S. Energy Facts
Energy Explained: Renewable Energy
Energy Explained: Electricity Generation, Capacity, and Sales
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: May 14, 2021
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