How much fuel do we get from renewable sources in America?



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    In 2006, renewable energy comprised 7 percent of total energy consumed in the United States. Specifically, it was 6.84 quadrillion BTUs out of a total 99.96 quadrillion BTUs consumed. You can refer to the chart below for more details.

    In 2008, the total energy consumed dropped slightly to 99.44 quadrillion BTUs while the amount of renewable energy rose slightly to 7.37 quadrillion BTUs.

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    Note that the chart in the other answer is for total energy consumption, including electricity. If the original question means “fuel” as in gasoline, home heating, and jet fuel, the amount from renewable sources is smaller.

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