DEFINITION: Ethanol Consumption (Barrels). These numbers indicate how much ethanol is consumed. Ethanol is used in the transportation sector as an additive to motor gasoline and can be derived from sugar cane, sugar beets, corn, sweet sorghum, wheat and other grains. It is considered a renewable form of energy.
DEFINITION: Photovoltaic & Solar Thermal Energy Consumption (BBtu). These numbers indicate the levels of consumption of photovoltaic and solar thermal energy expressed in billions of British Thermal Units.
DEFINITION: State Energy Program and Special Projects- Expenditures. and two programs which have been eliminated (but have some spending during 1983-present): Solar Energy Partnership Support and Barrier Elimination (81.118, deleted in 2001) and Geothermal Technologies R & D (81.073 deleted in 1982)."
DEFINITION: Total Renewable Energy Consumption (BBtu). These numbers indicate the total consumption of all types of renewable energies including: renewable hydroelectric, ethanol, geothermal, photovoltaic and solar thermal, wind, wood and waste. Numbers are shown in terms of billions of British Thermal Units.
DEFINITION: Total Renewable Energy Produced (non-hydro, non-biomass) (BBtu). These numbers indicate how much electricity is produced from geothermal, wind, photovoltaic, and solar thermal energy sources. The numbers are in billions of British Thermal Units.
DEFINITION: Wind Energy Electricity Production (BBtu). These numbers indicate how much electricity is produced through wind energy, a renewable energy resource. Numbers are in billions of British Thermal Units.