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Energy Use & Top Energy Sources in the US

 
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released some new charts and diagrams on energy sources and energy consumption in the US. I’m always a sucker for a chart, and I imagine many of you are as well, so here are a few of those:

As you can see in this first one, electricity takes the cake when it comes to energy use, followed by transportation:

When it comes to the top sources, petroleum is number one, followed by natural gas, coal, renewable energy, and nuclear:

And, for a more nuanced look at what each energy source is used for, there’s this one (the numbers above the lines on the left side show what percentage of each energy source is going to which sector, and the percentage above the lines on the right side show what percentage of each sector is supplied by each energy source — for example, 100% of nuclear power is used to produce electricity, and 21% of electricity comes from nuclear power):

Source: EIA

 
 
 
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