Energy Statistics & Information
|These energy statistics may help you sell spray foam insulation, or help you understand the reasons you should have it in your home. They have been compiled from various sources. Mostly DOE.
Additional Energy Facts and Figures form the Department of Energy (DOE)
The world consumes about 450 quadrillion (quad or 1015) British thermal units (Btu) of energy each year. About 86% of that use comes from burning fossil fuels — petroleum, coal and natural gas.
The United States consumes about 100 quads of energy per year, which is based on about 85% fossil fuel use. Clearly, that’s a lot of energy, but what does it really mean?
The residential building sector accounts for about 21% of the U.S. consumption total. The typical U.S. family spends almost $1,500 a year on utility bills. Household primary energy use breaks out as follows:
Below are some facts about solar energy:
To help put these numbers in perspective:
Using a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, it is possible to maintain the same quality of life yet use significantly less energy. There are many simple ways to save energy, and many options to generate energy from renewable sources, such as the sun. Solar energy technologies are clean and significantly reduce pollutant emissions versus other options. And solar energy is renewable, so we can count on that energy source as long as the sun shines.