Thursday, February 28, 2013

U.S. Energy Statistics

About a month ago, there were a number of reports in the media, including this article in the Guardian, discussing a decline in U.S. CO2 emissions last year to the lowest levels since 1994.  The source of this information was a report by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) entitled Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook.

I know nothing about energy or economics, so I can't really comment on the reliability of the report, but for wonks out there who are like me and love to look at graphics and statistics, it's worth a look.  Here are a few that caught my eye.

Source: Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook

I'll blow up Figure 2 from the top as it is most interesting.  

Source: Sustainable Energy in America 2013 Factbook
Those of you out there who are energy and economics wonks, feel free to add your comments and interpretation.

1 comment:

  1. In the last figure, is it safe to say that most of the "other" is wind? What else might be included? Regardless, it's generally interesting to see that GDP is not necessarily proportional to energy usage.