USA: Alternative and nuclear energy, percent of total energy use
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1990 to 2015. The average value for the USA during that period was 5.96 percent with a minimum of 4.09 percent in 1994 and a maximum of 8.75 percent in 2014.
The latest value from 2015 is 8.72 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 196
countries is 31.34 percent.
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We show the alternative and nuclear energy use as percent of the total energy use in the USA. It consists of noncarbohydrate energy that does not produce carbon dioxide when generated and includes hydropower and nuclear, geothermal, and solar power.
Definition: Renewable energy consumption is the share of renewables energy in total final energy consumption.