US energy usage drops to lowest in 30 years: The United States most important power use plummeted by 7.8% in 2020, the biggest year-on-year decline in power consumption in at least 30 years.
Power demand from the transportation sector fell hardest another report by BloombergNEF and Sustainable energy found, slipping 14.4% as Americans drove and travelled less.
The report additionally found that electricity declined the least, falling 3.8% – business and commercial consumption reduction was in part counterbalanced by the additional use from people who are obliged to remain at home and work from home.
Renewables made another contributation to the Hitachi Capital UK boosts GRIDSERVE by £10m grantgrid the evidence has also found, with production rising 11% year-on-year resulting in a contribution of a fifth of the US power in 2020.
Energy from all zero-carbon sources, together with renewables and nuclear, set an additional record meeting 40% of demand.
Coal-fired contribution to the energy mix fell to 19% from 45% in the same time period from 10 years ago.
Natural gas at 41% stayed the biggest source of the US power generation Renewables pass fossil fuels as EU main power source found the report.
“Given the business conditions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, we could not have fully imagined the resilience of these clean energy sectors and the growth that continued despite unprecedented headwinds.” commented Emily Duncan, BCSE Chairman and Director of Federal Government Relations at National Grid.
“The clean power industry is starting off the new decade on the right foot as we invest in American communities, add American jobs and help address the threat of climate change while delivering more and more clean, affordable electricity to meet demand from US homes and businesses.” said Heather Zichal, Chief Executive Officer of the American Clean Power Association (ACP).
US energy usage drops to lowest in 30 years