US energy consumption rose 4% in 2018, reaching a 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) eclipsing the previous record set in 2007, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Fossil fuel (petroleum, natural gas, and coal) consumption increased by 4%, driven largely by a 10% rise in natural gas use. Renewable energy use rose 3%, reaching 11.5 quadrillion Btus. Do any of the numbers surprise you?
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