Proportion of renewables in U.S. electricity generation from 2000 to 2016

Renewables: share of electricity generation in the U.S. 2016 The statistic shows the proportion of renewables in U.S. electricity generation between 2000 and 2016. In 2016, renewable energy sources accounted for some 15.6 percent of the country's total electricity production.
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Share of renewables in electricity generation
20009.4%
20017.7%
20028.9%
20039.1%
20048.8%
20058.8%
20069.5%
20078.5%
20089.3%
200910.6%
201010.4%
201112.6%
201212.4%
201313.1%
201413.5%
201513.7%
201615.6%
Share of renewables in electricity generation
20009.4%
20017.7%
20028.9%
20039.1%
20048.8%
20058.8%
20069.5%
20078.5%
20089.3%
200910.6%
201010.4%
201112.6%
201212.4%
201313.1%
201413.5%
201513.7%
201615.6%
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The statistic shows the proportion of renewables in U.S. electricity generation between 2000 and 2016. In 2016, renewable energy sources accounted for some 15.6 percent of the country's total electricity production.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2000 to 2016
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* Figures prior to 2006 are taken from previous editions of the report.
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