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Industry - Background on industry sector and current energy consumption 3 Items

Primary energy consumption in U.S. industry

http://www.rmi.org/RFGraph-Primary_energy_consumption_US_industry
Energy use for U.S. industry is conventionally projected to grow from 24.4 quads in 2010 to 30.5 quads in 2050.

In 2010, more than four-fifths of energy use in U.S. industry came from fossil fuels. Natural gas is the dominant source of energy (~35%).

 

Primary energy intensity of U.S. manufacturing industries, 2010

http://www.rmi.org/RFGraph-Primary_energy_intensity_US_manufacturing
Industry has a huge variety of subsectors that differ markedly in energy consumption and intensity (energy used per $ of shipment).

 

U.S. industrial primary energy intensity vs. shipments, 2010

http://www.rmi.org/RFGraph-US_industrial_energy_intensity_vs_shipments
This chart depicts the 2010 primary energy intensities of U.S. industry by subsector versus shipments.