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What percentage of our total energy is consumed by residential users?

David Anderson | Posted in General Questions on

I have heard, seen different estimates on this. Any reliable data anywhere?

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  1. Expert Member
    Armando Cobo | | #1

    There is a lot of great info at:

    From the US Energy Information Administration – EIA 2010
    Residential 22%, Commercial 19%, Industrial 30% and Transportation 29%

    Residential Fuel Allocation – EIA 2005
    Space Heating 41%, Lighting 26%, WH 20%, AC 8% and Refrigeration 5%

    Types of Fuel – EIA 2006
    Nat Gas 45%, Elect 41%, Fuel Oil 8%, Propane 5%, Renewables 1%

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    Armando has provided you the best source for information on the U.S.

    Data on other countries will vary widely from the figures cited for the U.S.

  3. Expert Member
    Armando Cobo | | #3

    The Information I gave you before is published by the EIA every 4-5 years... that's why some info appears to be outdated. Some data suggests that the renewables in the US have gone way up to 8% specially in solar and wind. We'll have to wait and see later this year (I hope)
    I just remember this website too:, then go to Residential Sector.

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