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  • Geologists believe there may be large crude oil and natural gas deposits in the federal Outer Continental Shelf off of Florida’s western coast. 
  • Florida was second only to Texas in 2015 in net electricity generation, and third in the nation in electricity consumption, behind Texas and California.
  • Renewable energy accounted for 2.3% of Florida’s total net electricity generation in 2015. Nearly nine-tenths of that renewable power came from biomass.
  • Five-sixths of the natural gas consumed in Florida is used to generate electricity, and natural gas fuels nearly two-thirds of Florida's net electricity generation.
  • Florida's Martin generating station is the only concentrating solar thermal plant east of the Rocky Mountains and produced one-fourth of the state's net solar generation in 2015.

Last Updated: August 18, 2016

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Florida, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 47
Total Energy per Capita 51
Total Energy 30
Crude Oil 24
Natural Gas 28
Coal --
Electricity 3
Natural Gas 2
Electricity 30
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 6

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Today In Energy

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country
Dec 05, 2016

Fort Calhoun becomes fifth U.S. nuclear plant to retire in past five years
Oct 31, 2016

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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Energy

Florida Public Service Commission

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Weatherization Assistance Program

EIA Gulf of Mexico Fact Sheet


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