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STATE ENERGY DATA RELEASE—May 11, 2012

State-level estimates of consumption for noncombustible renewable energy through 2010

State-level estimates for noncombustible renewable energy for data year 2010 are available at SEDS Updates.   Noncombustible renewables include hydroelectric power, wind energy, geothermal energy, and solar thermal and photovoltaic energy.  Data highlights include the following:

  • U.S. consumption of hydroelectric power totaled 2.5 quadrillion Btu in 2010, a 5-percent decrease from 2009.  The top consuming States were Washington, California, Oregon, and New York.
  • U.S. consumption of wind energy increased from 721 to 923 trillion Btu from 2009 to 2010, a 28-percent increase.  Texas, the largest consuming State, accounted for 28 percent of all wind energy consumed.
  • U.S. consumption of geothermal energy totaled 202 trillion Btu in 2010, a 1-percent increase from 2009.  California, the largest consuming State, accounted for 62 percent of all geothermal energy consumed.
  • U.S. consumption of solar thermal and photovoltaic energy increased from 98 trillion to 126 trillion Btu from 2009 to 2010, a 29-percent increase.  Florida and California accounted for 70 percent of all solar energy consumed.

The State Energy Data System (SEDS) provides annual State-level estimates of energy consumption, prices, and expenditures by sector and energy source.  A full set of State-level estimates for all fuels, all sectors, and all years through data year 2010 will be released by the end of June 2012.

 

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