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  • Colorado is the fifth-largest crude oil-producing state, with 90% of production coming from one county. 
  • Colorado was the seventh-largest natural gas-producing state in 2020 and accounted for almost two-fifths of total U.S. coalbed methane production in 2019.
  • Since 2010, Colorado's renewable electricity net generation has more than tripled, led by increased wind and solar, and accounted for 30% of the state's total generation in 2020.
  • In 2020, coal-fired power plants provided 36% of Colorado's net generation, down from 68% in 2010, while electricity from natural gas and renewable energy sources increased.
  • Colorado ranked seventh among the states in installed wind power capacity in 2020.

Last Updated: March 18, 2021

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