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

In 2022, renewable energy sources accounted for about 13.1% of total U.S. primary energy consumption. Renewable energy sources accounted for about 21.5% of total utility-scale electricity generation.

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U.S. energy consumption by source and sector (diagram)
U.S. energy flow (flow chart)
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: April 28, 2022 with most recent data available; data for 2022 are preliminary.

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