U.S. Renewable Energy 1990-2021

Renewable electricity is the share of electrity generated by renewable power plants in total electricity generated by all types of plants.
  • U.S. renewable energy for 2015 was 13.23%, a 0.27% increase from 2014.
  • U.S. renewable energy for 2014 was 12.95%, a 0.32% increase from 2013.
  • U.S. renewable energy for 2013 was 12.64%, a 0.63% increase from 2012.
  • U.S. renewable energy for 2012 was 12.01%, a 0.22% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Electricity from Renewables
Iceland 99.98%
Norway 97.71%
Liechtenstein 96.86%
Uruguay 88.56%
Andorra 86.12%
Greenland 81.29%
New Zealand 80.08%
Austria 76.49%
Croatia 66.83%
Denmark 65.51%
Panama 65.33%
Sweden 63.26%
Canada 63.01%
Switzerland 62.20%
Faroe Islands 60.07%
Latvia 50.17%
Portugal 47.53%
Finland 44.50%
Chile 43.60%
Lithuania 39.41%
Italy 38.68%
Spain 34.95%
Luxembourg 32.38%
French Polynesia 32.01%
Slovenia 29.39%
Germany 29.23%
Greece 28.66%
Argentina 28.14%
Ireland 27.97%
United Kingdom 24.84%
Slovak Republic 22.68%
Belgium 20.80%
Japan 15.98%
France 15.86%
Aruba 14.86%
Estonia 14.42%
New Caledonia 14.09%
Poland 13.80%
Australia 13.64%
United States 13.23%
Netherlands 12.44%
Czech Republic 11.40%
Hungary 10.58%
Cyprus 8.78%
Malta 7.67%
St. Kitts and Nevis 4.57%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 3.88%
Curacao 3.71%
Seychelles 2.38%
South Korea 1.89%
Israel 1.89%
Puerto Rico 1.84%
Singapore 1.82%
British Virgin Islands 1.29%
Isle of Man 0.83%
Hong Kong 0.28%
UAE 0.23%
Brunei 0.05%
Saudi Arabia 0.00%
Bermuda 0.00%
Cayman Islands 0.00%
St. Martin (French part) 0.00%
Oman 0.00%
Turks and Caicos Islands 0.00%
Bahamas 0.00%
Macao 0.00%
Qatar 0.00%
Bahrain 0.00%
Guam 0.00%
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0.00%
Channel Islands 0.00%
Gibraltar 0.00%
Northern Mariana Islands 0.00%
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00%
Kuwait 0.00%
Palau 0.00%
San Marino 0.00%
Barbados 0.00%
Monaco 0.00%
Trinidad and Tobago 0.00%
U.S. Renewable Energy - Historical Data
Year % of Electricity from Renewables Annual Change
2015 13.23% 0.27%
2014 12.95% 0.32%
2013 12.64% 0.63%
2012 12.01% -0.22%
2011 12.23% 2.11%
2010 10.12% -0.17%
2009 10.29% 1.29%
2008 9.00% 0.64%
2007 8.37% -0.88%
2006 9.24% 0.67%
2005 8.58% -0.05%
2004 8.63% -0.26%
2003 8.89% 0.24%
2002 8.65% 1.86%
2001 6.78% -1.42%
2000 8.21% -0.86%
1999 9.07% -0.54%
1998 9.61% -1.37%
1997 10.98% -0.60%
1996 11.58% 0.78%
1995 10.80% 1.05%
1994 9.75% -0.74%
1993 10.48% 0.57%
1992 9.92% -0.84%
1991 10.76% -0.77%
1990 11.53% -0.77%