Thursday, April 12, 2007

U.S. Energy Consumption By Sector

Over the next several posts, I will attempt to highlight the major uses of energy in the U.S. The Energy Information Administration provides a breakdown of energy use by sector:

While the share of energy use from the Industrial sector has dropped over the last decade (1995 to 2005), it still accounts for about one-third of total energy in the U.S.

In the next several posts I will try to analyze each sector in detail. We start by examining the Industrial and Manufacturing sector. Statistics on Industrial use of energy is typically based on surveys. The most recent data I could find was based on a survey conducted in 2002:

NEXT: Energy use in the Chemical industry.

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