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Americans' Energy Use Edged Up by 2.4% in 2013, Energy Department Reports

The latest analysis found that the majority of energy used in 2013 went toward electricity generation, followed by transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial energy. That is "right on trend with the previous year’s sector-by-sector energy use breakdown," DOE said. Petroleum was the main energy source (35.1 percent), followed by natural gas (26.6 percent) and coal (18.0 percent). Wind energy, the source of 1.6 percent of U.S. energy, continued to grow. DOE posted U.S. energy usage in 2013: