How much of the world's energy does the United States use?

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"In 2016, world total primary energy consumption was about 572.8 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu). U.S. primary consumption was about 97.5 quadrillion Btu, equal to 17% of world total primary energy consumption."

Learn More:

  • How We Use Energy (Website), National Academy of Sciences
    Highlights of energy use by sector in the U.S.
  • World Energy Outlook, 2017 (Report), International Energy Agency
    Summary of sources, uses, prices, emissions, and projections of energy use worldwide.