Solar, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - May 9, 2018
Infographic: U.S. energy consumption for 2017
The results are in: for 2017 by sector, transportation was responsible for the highest energy consumption in the U.S, followed by the industrial, residential, and commercial, according to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Department of Energy.
Each year, the Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the nation's consumption and use of energy. The latest on "Estimated U.S. Energy Consumption in 2017" shows Americans' overall energy use for the year. When looking at the chart, notice the amount of energy used by each sector, as well as the amount produced by each energy source, including solar, wind, nuclear, hydro, and geothermal as well as petroleum, natural gas, and coal. But don't forget to read the fine print, where end-use efficiency is displayed for each sector.
Click on the link to see details on overall energy use for 2017: