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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Trends in Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity 2009

Trends in Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity 2009

Despite an economic recession and a significant fall in overall energy demand/consumption, the use of renewable fuels grew strongly in 2009. This growth has been supported by Federal and State programs, including federal tax credits, state renewable portfolio standards, and a federal renewable fuels standard. This chapter details renewable energy consumption in 2009 after explaining the unusual decrease in total energy consumption over the past two years.


Energy Information Administration

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March 2011

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