2019 saw record-breaking USA renewable energy consumption

James Marshall
October 22, 2020

The deal, which was facilitated and tendered by Bristol-based energy marketplace Renewable Exchange, involves a number of solar farms owned by Armstrong Capital, the London-based asset manager that owns Solar Growth Limited, spread across the south west, south, and East Midlands regions of England.

In the publication, the EIA uses a conversion of different energy sources into common heat units (Btu) in order to compare the various forms of energy.

Wind energy accounted for approximately 24 percent of US renewable energy consumption previous year, while hydro accounted for about 22 percent and solar accounted for about 9 percent. Last year, wind beat hydropower to become the most used renewable electricity generation source.

The agency said wood and waste energy, including wood, wood pellets and biomass waste from landfills, accounted for approximately 24 percent of USA renewable energy use a year ago. This was produced for the electric power sector and comprised about 22 percent of United States renewable energy consumption previous year. 20 percent and 9 percent, respectively, of US renewable energy consumption in 2019, said the report. USA hydropower consumption has remained relatively consistent since the 1960s, but it fluctuates with seasonal rainfall and drought conditions.

Renewable energy consumption in the United States continued to rise for the fourth year in a row in 2019, with wind energy and wood and waste energy each accounting for 24 percent of all renewable energy used in America, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday. Biofuels followed with a 20-percent share of renewable energy consumption.

For example, wind energy generated by turbine farms in the United States is almost exclusively used for generating electricity in the electric power sector.

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. For instance, kilowatt hours of wind energy versus gallons of biofuels.

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