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Indicator 7.2.1: Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption

US renewable energy consumption as a percentage of total final energy consumption


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Actual indicator available Renewable energy consumption as a percentage of total final energy consumption
Actual indicator available - description Calculated from Table 1.3 of the Energy Information Administration's Monthly Energy Review
Date of national source publication AUGUST 2017
Method of computation Total Renewable Energy Consumption (in Quadrillion Btu) divided by Total Primary Energy Consumption (in Quadrillion Btu), expressed as a percentage
Periodicity Annual provided, also available monthly
Scheduled update by national source MARCH 2018
U.S. method of computation
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated 2017-09-21
Disaggregation geography National
Unit of measurement Quadrillion Btu
Disaggregation categories N/A
International and national references
Time period 1949-2016 available
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption
Target name By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency UNSD, IEA, IRENA (Partnering Agencies: IRENA, Wold Bank, UN Energy)
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Organisation Energy Information Administration
Agency Staff Name Maggie Woodward
Agency Survey Dataset Energy Information Administration
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