Manufacturers Use the Most Energy

When it comes to changes in the price of natural gas, oil or most other energy sources, manufacturing has more at stake than any other sector of the economy, according to the Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers. U.S. industry consumes fully one-third of all energy in the United States.

Compared to the other end-use sectors (commercial, residential and transportation), industry consumes 95 percent of coal, 70 percent of renewable fuels, 48 percent of natural gas, 29 percent of electricity and 25 percent of petroleum used in the United States.

So, whether it comes to finding new energy sources, improving efficiency or diversifying our energy supply, no one has a larger stake than manufacturers to ensure that a dependable supply of affordable energy is available to our country.