Consumption and Conservation

How much energy consumption in the United States is used by transportation?

Transportation accounts for only 25 percent of the total energy consumption in the United States; industries and buildings account for 42 percent and 33 percent, respectively.

Usage Percent of Total U.S. Consumption
Industry 42
Metals 26
Chemicals 19
Fossil fuels 14
Paper 8
Stone, glass, clay 7
Food 5
Buildings 33
Heating, cooling, ventilation 64
Hot water heating 24
Lighting 12
Transportation 25
Motor vehicles 74
Air 14
Marine 7
Rail 5


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