Renewable Energy Is The Fastest-growing Energy Source In The US

16.06.21 03:00 PM By Gustavo Mario Marino

  • Eighteen percent of the energy consumed globally for heating, power, and transportation was from renewable sources in 2017. Nearly 60 percent came from modern renewables (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, and biofuels) and the remainder from traditional biomass (used in residential heating and cooking in developing countries)Renewables made up more than 17 percent of net U.S. electricity generation in 2018, with the bulk coming from hydropower (7.0 percent) and wind power (6.6 percent).

  • Renewables made up 17.1 percent of electricity generation in 2018, with hydro, wind, and biomass making up the majority. That’s expected to rise to 24 percent by 2030. Most of the increase is expected to come from wind andsolar. Non-hydro renewables have increased their share of electric power generation from less than 1 percent in 2005 to nearly 10.1 percent at the end of 2018 while demand for electricity has remained relatively stable.

Eleven percent of the energy consumed across sectors in the United States was from renewable sources in 2018 (11.5 quadrillion Btu out of a total of 101.1 quadrillion Btu). U.S. consumption of renewables is expected to grow over the next 30 years at an average annual rate of 1.8 percent, higher than the overall growth rate in energy consumption (0.2 percent per year) under a business-as-usual scenario. So don't wait any longer and go solar with Solar Outlets.

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