DOD Accounted for More Than 80 Percent of Total U.S. Government Energy Consumption In 2009

According to the 2009 data, the latest available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Department of Defense accounted for more than 80 percent of U.S. government energy consumption. That year, the Pentagon ate up 880.3 trillion Btu’s of the 1095.7 trillion total Btu’s consumed by the government. As a percent of total energy consumption, the number is consistent with data from 2003 and 2008.