Primary energy consumption totaled 93 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in the United States in 2020, or 7 quads less than in 2019. Fossil fuels— specifically petroleum, natural gas, and coal— accounted for 79% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2020. About 21% of U.S. energy consumption in 2020 came from nonfossil fuel sources such as renewables and nuclear— the highest share since the early 1900s, according to data in our Monthly Energy Review. Read more Nonfossil fuel sources accounted for 21% of U.S. energy consumption in 2020
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