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  • In 2020, Florida consumed less energy per capita than all but six other states, but it was the fourth-largest energy-consuming state overall and used about seven times more energy than it produced.
  • Despite the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida's many tourists helped make the state the nation's third-highest motor gasoline consumer in 2020 and the second-highest jet fuel user in 2021.
  • Florida is the second-largest producer of electricity after Texas, and natural gas fueled about 74% of Florida's total electricity net generation in 2021.
  • Florida's residential sector, where more than 9 in 10 households use electricity for home heating and air conditioning, consumes more than half (54%) of the electricity used in Florida, the largest share of any state.
  • In 2021, Florida surpassed North Carolina to become third in the nation in total solar power generating capacity, after California and Texas.

Last Updated: January 19, 2023

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