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  • Almost 90% of the energy Nevada consumes comes from outside the state.
  • The 425-mile UNEV pipeline, opened in 2012, lets petroleum products from Salt Lake City area refineries flow to Las Vegas; previously, Las Vegas obtained petroleum products from California pipelines.
  • Nevada generated 63% of its electricity from natural gas in 2014.
  • Nevada ranked second in the nation in utility-scale net electricity generation from geothermal energy and third in utility-scale net generation from solar energy in 2014; 11.1% of Nevada’s net electricity generation in 2014 came from those two sources.
  • Nevada's Energy Portfolio Standard requires that 25% of electricity sales come from renewable energy resources by 2025; in 2014, 18.6% of net electricity generation came from geothermal, solar, wind, and hydroelectric power sources.

Last Updated: November 19, 2015

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Nevada, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 42
Total Energy per Capita 44
Total Energy 47
Crude Oil 26
Natural Gas 32
Coal --
Electricity 34
Natural Gas 39
Electricity 43
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 39

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Nevada Governor's Office of Energy

State of Nevada Public Utilities Commission

Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, Energy

Nevada Division of Housing, Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Energy Assistance Programs


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