The Energy Grid

Energy use by Source


Here are the most recent statistics for US and global energy usage by source, based on data from the International Energy Agency:

US Energy Usage by Source (2020):

    • Petroleum: 36%

    • Natural Gas: 33%

    • Coal: 12%

    • Renewable Energy: 12%

    • Nuclear: 8%

    • Others: 0.3%

Global Energy Usage by Source (2020):

    • Oil: 33%

    • Coal: 27%

    • Natural Gas: 23%

    • Renewables: 11%

    • Nuclear: 4%

    • Others: 2%

Renewable energy includes sources such as hydropower, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. The “Others” category includes sources such as biofuels, waste, and non-renewable waste. It’s worth noting that these percentages can vary from year to year, and there may be some differences in the way data is collected and reported by different sources.

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