How much U.S. electricity is generated from renewable energy?

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Renewable energy sources provided 17% of U.S. electricity generation in 2017. Most of this was in the form of hydro and wind power.

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  • 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book (Report), Department of Energy
    Report on the state of renewable energy in the United States and worldwide, with lots of data, maps, and charts for each renewable energy source.
  • Clean Energy (Website), Department of Energy
    Department of Energy hub for information on renewable energy in the U.S., including the Department of Energy's work in renewable energy.