Business Council for Sustainable Energy 2017 Factbook Released

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The 2017 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market information about the broad range of industries — energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy— that are contributing to the country’s move towards cleaner energy production and more efficient energy usage.

  • In 2016, consumers devoted less than 4% of their total annual household spending to energy, the smallest share ever recorded.
  • American energy productivity has increased by 10% from 2011 to 2016.
  • Natural gas and renewable energy generated nearly 50% of U.S. electricity in 2016, up from 38% in 2011.
  • Renewable energy is a prominent part (22%) of the U.S. 2016 power fleet, with 244 GW installed capacity across the country, a 83% increase over 2007 levels.

Access the free 2017 Factbook, view a snapshot of Minnesota's energy profile or learn more about national energy statistics