US manufacturing sector energy use and energy intensity down since 2002
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MARCH 20, 2013
Total energy consumption in the manufacturing sector decreased by 17% from 2002 to 2010, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. US manufacturing used more than 14 quadrillion Btu of energy as a fuel in 2010, a decrease of 13% from the 2002 level. increases in their fuel consumption from 2002 to 2010. Although overall manufacturing output declined by 3% between 2002 and 2010, some manufacturing industries grew over the period.