Use of Renewable Energy Sources Rises in U.S.

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Renewable energy comprised 11 percent of energy consumption in the United States last year, a record, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Renewable energy includes a variety of sources: biomass (such as wood and wood waste and ethanol), hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar. Use of those last two sources — wind and solar — reached record highs in 2017.