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Renewable Energy Consumption in the U.S. by Source, 1989–2010

(quadrillion btu)

The chart below shows how much renewable energy was consumed in the United States from 1989 to 2010. The information is separated by year and source.

Year Biomass1 Geothermal2 Conventional
hydroelectric
power3, 4
Solar5 Wind6 Total
1989 2.637 0.317 2.837 0.055 0.022 6.294
1990 2.191 0.336 3.046 0.060 0.029 6.133
1992 2.290 0.349 2.617 0.064 0.030 5.907
1994 2.315 0.338 2.683 0.069 0.036 6.065
1996 2.467 0.316 3.590 0.071 0.033 7.137
1998 2.175 0.328 3.297 0.070 0.031 6.561
2000 2.257 0.317 2.811 0.066 0.057 6.158
2002 2.397 0.328 2.689 0.064 0.105 5.893
2004 2.51 0.341 2.690 0.065 0.142 6.261
2006 2.579 0.343 2.869 0.072 0.264 6.922
2008 3.852 0.360 2.512 0.097 0.546 7.367
2009 3.884 0.373 2.682 0.109 0.697 7.745
2010 4.295 0.212 2.509 0.109 0.924 8.049
NOTES: Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
1. Biomass includes biofuels, waste (landfill gas, MSW biogenic, and other biomass), wood and wood derived fuels.
2. Includes electricity imports from Mexico that are derived from geothermal energy. Includes grid-connected electricity, and geothermal heat pump and direct use energy. Excludes shaft power and remote electrical power.
3. Hydroelectricity generated by pumped storage is not included in renewable energy.
4. Includes electricity net imports from Canada that are derived from hydroelectric power.
5. Includes solar thermal and photovoltaic energy.
6. Includes only grid-connected electricity.
Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA). Web: www.eia.doe.gov .

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