The United States Department of Energy (DOE) reported Thursday that energy consumption has fallen nearly 6 percent for the year as a whole, with an increase of 3.4 percent in December.
In January, it reported that the country was using about 1.6 million more megawatts of energy.
However, it also said that the decrease in consumption over the year was due in large part to a decrease in the use of oil and natural gas.
The energy surplus, a measure that accounts for the surplus of surplus or excess energy produced during a year, is one of the most commonly used benchmarks for measuring the country’s economic health.
In fact, the government has used it for years, as the U.S. economy has been struggling to recover from the recession and the rise of the Affordable Care Act.
In 2015, the U: Energy Department announced that the energy-related surplus for the country had fallen from 1.7 percent of gross domestic product to 1.2 percent in that year, meaning the surplus fell from $1.9 trillion in 2015 to $1 billion in 2016.
However it’s not clear what caused the drop in surplus in 2016 and 2017.
According to a Department of Labor report from 2016, the surplus had been on the decline for several years as oil and gas production increased.
The U: Department of Commerce, in a report from the end of February, said that in 2016, oil and coal production accounted for nearly half of the countrys energy use, which is up from a high of about two-thirds in 2007.
“Over the past decade, we have seen an increase in energy use from energy-intensive industries, particularly transportation, heating and cooling, and the use by homes and businesses,” the report said.
“With these trends, we are increasingly reliant on fossil fuels for energy consumption.
While these trends have contributed to the energy deficit, they are only part of the story.”
The U: Commerce Department also said last year that the surplus for electricity was at a record low, but that was due to a number of factors, including a drop in coal use.
However the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said last week that electricity use had increased over the past year, adding that the U was now using about 2.6 billion megawatts (MW) of electricity.