We use energy for all kinds of things like driving, computers, heat, cooling and so much more. But what are the top primary sources of energy in the country? Here are 5 of America's top sources of energy in the amounts of British Thermal Units or BTU's.

  1. Natural Gas - 30.36% total energy used in the tune of 26.4 Quadrillion BTU's
  2. Coal - 23.27% total energy used in the tune of 20.2 Quadrillion BTU's
  3. Crude Oil - 21% total energy used in the tune of 18.3 Quadrillion BTU's
  4. Nuclear Power - 9.5% total energy used in the tune of 8.3 Quadrillion BTU's
  5. Natural Plant Gas Liquids - 4.6% total energy used in the tune of 4.0 Quadrillion BTU's

These numbers are rounded out to show the total uses of energy used by Americans.