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

In 2021, renewable energy sources accounted for about 12.2% of total U.S. energy consumption and about 20.1% of electricity generation.

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U.S. energy consumption by source and sector (diagram)
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U.S. renewable energy consumption by source and sector (diagram)
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Energy Explained: Electricity Generation, Capacity, and Sales in the United States
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 13, 2022, with preliminary data for 2021.


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