MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW DECEMBER 2011 RELEASE - December 23, 2011
MONTHLY ENERGY REVIEW DECEMBER 2011 RELEASE — December 23, 2011
Summary data on energy production, consumption, stocks, trade, and prices
The December 2011 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA's primary report of recent energy statistics, was released on December 23, 2011. Preliminary data indicate that for September 2011:
- U.S. renewable energy consumption totaled 666 trillion Btu, which represented 9 percent of U.S. total primary energy consumption.
- Biomass accounted for 54 percent of U.S. renewable energy consumption, hydroelectric power 31 percent, wind energy 10 percent, geothermal energy 3 percent, and solar energy 1 percent.
- U.S. renewable energy consumption accounted for 17 percent of residential sector primary energy consumption, 11 percent of industrial sector primary energy consumption, 10 percent of electric power sector primary energy consumption, 5 percent of commercial sector primary energy consumption, and 4 percent of transportation sector primary energy consumption.
The MER provides monthly and annual data on total energy production, consumption, and trade; energy prices; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and international petroleum; carbon dioxide emissions; and data unit conversions. See What’s New in the MER for a record of changes.