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U.S. Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2002–2012

See the breakdown of U.S. energy resources, listed in quadrillion Btus

Energy Source 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012
Total1 97.927 100.413 99.960 99.438 97.892 95.142
Fossil Fuels 83.994 86.191 85.307 83.532 81.338 78.080
 Coal 21.904 22.466 22.511 22.398 20.817 17.434
 Coal Coke Net Imports 0.061 0.138 0.061 0.025 -0.006 n.a.
 Natural Gas2 23.628 22.993 22.518 23.814 24.644 25.954
 Petroleum3 38.401 40.594 40.217 37.279 35.970 34.688
Electricity Net Imports 0.072 0.039 0.060 0.113 0.088 n.a.
Nuclear Electric Power 8.143 8.222 8.208 8.427 8.441 8.050
Renewable Energy 5.893 6.261 6.844 7.367 8.049 8.851
 Biomass4 2.706 3.023 3.277 3.852 4.295 4.364
  Biofuels 0.309 0.513 0.758 1.372 1.855 1.909
  Waste 0.402 0.389 0.404 0.436 0.454 0.471
  Wood Derived Fuels 1.995 2.121 2.114 2.044 1.986 1.985
 Geothemal Energy 0.328 0.341 0.349 0.360 0.212 .227
 Hydroelectric Conventional 2.689 2.690 2.890 2.512 2.509 2.687
 Solar/PV Energy 0.064 0.064 0.070 0.097 0.109 .212
 Wind Energy 0.105 0.142 0.258 0.546 0.924 1.361
1. Ethanol blended into motor gasoline is included in both "Petroleum" and "Biomass," but is counted only once in total consumption.
2. Includes supplemental gaseous fuels.
3. Petroleum products supplied, including natural gas plant liquids and crude oil burned as fuel.
4. Biomass includes: biofuels, waste (landfill gas, MSW biogenic, and other biomass), wood, and wood derived fuels.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Web: www.eia.gov.

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