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National Energy Awareness Month: October 2019

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Presidential Proclamation 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Monthly Energy Review (July 1, 2019) reported that “Fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have accounted for at least 80% of energy consumption in the United States for well over a century. Overall energy consumption in the United States reached a record high in 2018 at 101 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), of which more than 81 quadrillion Btu were from fossil fuels. Despite the increase, the fossil fuel share of total U.S. energy consumption in 2018 increased only slightly from 2017 and was the second-lowest share since 1902.

“The increase in fossil fuel consumption in 2018 was driven by increases in petroleum and natural gas consumption. Coal consumption fell by 4.3% in 2018, the fifth consecutive annual decline. U.S. consumption of coal peaked in 2005 and has declined nearly 42% since then. U.S. coal consumption fell to 687 million short tons in 2018, the lowest level of coal consumption in the United States since the 1970s.”

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Key Stats:

Source: 2016 County Business Patterns. The Census Bureau will release 2017 stats in November 2019.

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More Stats:

Source: Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) survey (1992-2019).

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Source: Quarterly Services Survey (2010-2019).

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Source: 2016 County Business Patterns, Table CB1600A11, Geographic Area Series.

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Source: 2016 Annual Survey of Manufacturers, Table AM1631GS101, General Statistics.

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