Renewable Energy

January 2005
Monthly Energy Review;Jan2005, p141
This article reports that the U.S. consumed 6.2 quadrillion Btu of renewable energy in 2003, accounting for 6 percent1 of total energy consumption during the year. At 2.8 quadrillion Btu, conventional hydroelectric power was the largest component of the renewable energy total, measuring 45 percent of the total. Of the end-use sectors, the industrial sector was the largest consumer of renewable energy in 2003. Industrial facilities used 1.7 quadrillion Btu of renewable energy in 2003, 87 percent in the form of wood.


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