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Alternative Energy

Industry Outlook

According to the EIA, the United States consumed a record 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btus) of energy in 2018, surpassing a record previously set in 2007. The consumption of renewable energy also reached a record high that year, totaling 11.5 quadrillion Btus. Solar consumption achieved the most significant increase (22%), followed by wind electricity consumption (8%). Approximately 45 percent of all renewable energy consumption was attributable to biomass (45%).

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