Section 10. Renewable Energy

March 2005
Monthly Energy Review;Mar2005, p141
The article reports that the nation consumed 6.3 quadrillion Btu of renewable energy in 2004, accounting for 6 percent1 of total energy consumption during the year. At 2.7 quadrillion Btu, conventional hydroelectric power was the largest component of the renewable energy total, measuring 44 percent of the total. Wood was the next largest component at 2.1 quadrillion Btu and 34 percent of the total. Waste, the third largest component of the renewable energy total, contributed 0.6 quadrillion Btu in 2004, a 9-percent share of the total. The industrial sector was the largest end-use consumer of renewable energy in 2004. Industrial facilities used 1.8 quadrillion Btu of renewable energy in 2004, 87 percent in the form of wood.


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