The following charts give energy production statistics of specific sources used and the usage of different sectors in the US for the year of 2017.

One type of research I specifically wanted to do for this topic was to research the amount of energy that the US produced from each source.

As you can see from the chart, fossil fuels and nuclear accounted for a total of 82.7% of the energy produced. This includes natural gas, coal, and other various types of gasses. As well as energy produced in nuclear power plants.

When taking a look at the chart you can also see that only 17.1% of the energy produced was from renewable sources. This could be from hydropower, wind, solar, etc.

One key thing that you have to keep in mind when looking at this chart and comparing it to my topic is that this graph does NOT tell us what specific types of sources the corporate world uses. However, it does tell us that a majority of the U.S. does not utilize renewable sources. More specifically, a whopping 82.7%.

It is important to understand the previous information I stated in order to get the most out of the information presented in the “estimates by sector” chart. We know that 82.7% of the energy we used is not renewable. We also know, by doing some simple math, that for the year 2017 the commercial and industrial sectors add up to 50.7% of the total energy used in the U.S. This means that there is undeniably room for these sectors to improve their energy production methods.


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