The Role of Renewable Energy Consumption in the Nation’s Energy Supply

Source: Energy Information Administration, May 2008

The Energy Information Administration graphs U.S. energy consumption. Total renewable energy accounts for 7 percent of U.S. energy consumption, mainly through hydro and biomass. Wind energy makes up about 1 percent of U.S. electricity consumption and 0.4 percent of total energy consumption.
See also:
The Global Wind Energy Council’s 3rd annual report on the global wind industry
•But their Energy Department research-side colleagues suggest raising wind energy from 1 percent to 20 percent of electricity use by 2030
Alternative Energy Resources by State – US Department of Energy

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