Electricity in the U.S.
Electricity is used as a power source for a variety of things in the U.S. including cooling, technology, and some transportation. Electricity is generated from a variety of sources. Globally, coal/peat/oil shale accounts for the largest share of the world’s electricity production. The electricity generating capacity in the U.S. has grown significantly in recent years and is expected to continue to grow.
Energy Usage in the U.S.
Energy consumption in the U.S. shows distinct trends. Primary energy consumption in the U.S. has remained stable since 1998 with some decreases in recent years. However, some sectors consume more than others. In recent years, the electric power sector consumed the largest quantity of energy generated in the U.S.. Sources of energy are also used differently. As of 2018, petroleum and natural gas are the most commonly consumed energy sources in the United States.