Area chart showing US energy consumption over the last 50 years

The area chart below shows US energy consumption by source between 1960 and 2014. Unlike the line chart, the area chart shows the cumulative impact allowing the reader to better ascertain the contribution of each source to the total energy consumption.  While renewable energy sources have grown rapidly in recent years, fossil fuel still dominates US consumption.

Area chart of US energy consumption by source

Area chart showing US energy consumption by source since 1960

This chart was built on a Mac using Aploris and PowerPoint for Mac 2016. Aploris for Mac supports a large variety of business charts including Mekko, Gantt, and bubble charts.

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