Bioenergy, biofuels account for nearly half of US renewables use

Wood and waste energy accounted for nearly one-fourth of U.S. renewable energy use in 2019, while biofuels accounted for 20 percent of renewable energy consumption, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 19.

According to the EIA, the U.S. consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2019, at 11.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 11 percent of total U.S. energy consumption.