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.

YearBiomass1Geothermal2Conventional

hydroelectric

power3, 4
Solar5Wind6Total
19892.6370.3172.8370.0550.0226.294
19902.1910.3363.0460.0600.0296.133
19922.2900.3492.6170.0640.0305.907
19942.3150.3382.6830.0690.0366.065
19962.4670.3163.5900.0710.0337.137
19982.1750.3283.2970.0700.0316.561
20002.2570.3172.8110.0660.0576.158
20022.3970.3282.6890.0640.1055.893
20042.510.3412.6900.0650.1426.261
20062.5790.3432.8690.0720.2646.922
20083.8520.3602.5120.0970.5467.367
20093.8840.3732.6820.1090.6977.745
20104.2950.2122.5090.1090.9248.049
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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