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Renewable Energy: About Renewable Energy Statistics

Provides a guide to statistics on renewable energy resources in the Data Planet repository.

About Renewable Energy Statistics

According to the National Resources Defense Council,  renewable energy comes from natural sources that are constantly and sustainably replenished, including wind, solar, biomass, biogas, geothermal, hydropower, and offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy. The Data-Planet repository includes a wealth of statistics on these types of energy, sourced from several government and international organizations.

Politics and Renewable Energy: DataSheet and Search Examples

Clink on the links below to view DataSheets comprising statistical abstracts complete with infographics of indicators relevant to lobbying activities of renewable energy firms, as well as government contract awards in this sector, in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference. From the infographic, you can also enter Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to further manipulate the data and explore relationships between these statistics and other indicators in the vast Data-Planet repository. [Note that when you are logged into Statistical Ready Reference, you can also create an updated version of the DataSheet to view the latest version of the data.]

Soft money receipts of the Renewable Fuels Association PAC.

Government contracts awarded to the Powerup Solar Corporation.

Funds awarded to the Solar Energy Partnership Support and Barrier Elimination program. 

Lobbying expenditures of the Enron Wind Corp.

Lobbying expenditures of the Renewable Energy Group.

Ranking of states by the amount of funding awarded to the Biomass Research and Development program.

 

Subject Guides on Energy Prices, Production, and Consumption in the United States

Electricity and Fuel Oil Prices in the United States

Oil Production and Prices in the United States

US State Energy Data System

For international data on energy resources and demand, search on the broad subject classification of Energy Resources and Industries and on geography by nation.

Renewable Energy in the United States: DataSheet and Search Examples

Clink on the links below to view DataSheets comprising statistical abstracts complete with infographics of indicators relevant to renewable energy production and consumption in the United States.  From the infographic, created iData-Planet Statistical Ready Referenceyou can enter Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to further manipulate the data and explore relationships between these statistics and other indicators in the vast Data-Planet repository. [Note that when you are logged into Statistical Ready Reference, you can also create an updated version of the DataSheet to view the latest version of the data.]

Biomass Total - Shows the trend in biomass consumption in the United States.

Geothermal Energy - Shows the trend in consumption of geothermal energy by the commercial sector in Nebraska.

Hydroelectricity - Shows the trend in hydroelectricity production in Nevada.

Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy - Displays a ranking of states by amount of solar energy consumed by the residential and commercial sectors in the US.

Renewable Energy Consumption - Shows the trend in consumption of renewable energy in Oregon.

Wind Energy - Presents the trend in the amount of electricity produced from wind energy in California. 

The American Community Survey, 5-year, reports estimates of the numbers of housing units that use various types of fuel. This DataSheet shows the numbers of housing units using solar energy.

Renewable Energy Worldwide: DataSheet and Search Examples

Clink on the links below to view DataSheets comprising statistical abstracts complete with infographics of indicators relevant to renewable energy production and consumption worldwide in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference. From the infographic, you can also enter Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to further manipulate the data and explore relationships between these statistics and other indicators in the vast Data-Planet repository. [Note that when you are logged into Statistical Ready Reference, you can also create an updated version of the DataSheet to view the latest version of the data.]

Biofuel production - Shows the trend in biofuel production worldwide.

Biofuel consumption - Shows the trend in biofuel consumption in Brazil.

Geothermal Energy - Shows the trend in generation of electricity from geothermal resources worldwide.

Hydroelectricity - Shows the worldwide trend in hydroelectricity capacity.

Renewable Energy Generation - Shows the trend in generation of energy from renewable sources in Argentina.

Photovoltaic and Solar Energy - Displays a ranking of European nations by solar photovoltaic electricity capacity.

Wind Electricity - Shows the worldwide trend in generation of electricity from wind.

 

Renewable Energy Industries: DataSheet and Search Examples

Clink on the links below to view DataSheets comprising statistical abstracts complete with infographics of indicators relevant to renewable energy industries in Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference. From the infographic, you can also enter Data-Planet Statistical Datasets to further manipulate the data and explore relationships between these statistics and other indicators in the vast Data-Planet repository. [Note that when you are logged into Statistical Ready Reference, you can also create an updated version of the DataSheet to view the latest version of the data.]

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by federal agencies for classifying business establishments in the United States. NAICS is a 2- through 6-digit hierarchical classification system. The codes in use through 2012 included 221111 for  Hydroelectric Power Generation industries. An update to the NAICS codes implemented in 2012 include several more codes relevant to Renewable Energy; however, statistics are not widely available by these codes because of their recency.

Another way to look for statistics on renewable energy industries is to explore stock data on companies in these industries:

Americas Wind Energy Corp

Biofuel Energy Corp 

EnviTec Biogas AG

Haitian Hydropower International Ltd 

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd 

Solar Energy Initiatives Inc.

Solar Thin Films Inc.

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Sample DataSheet: Renewable Energy Consumption in the US

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