Grade level: 5th – 6th grades
Skills: Circle graph & Percentages
Related environmental issues: Energy
The United States added about 24,600 megawatts of energy by building new renewable energy and non-renewable energy facilities during 2017. The circle graph below shows percentage of renewable energy and non-renewable energy.
- Which energy did the United States add more, renewable energy or non-renewable energy?
- How much of renewable energy in megawatts did the United States add in 2017?
Sources: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 2018. Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update
1. Renewable energy
2. 12,546 megawatts 24,600 x 0.51 = 12,546