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  • Florida consumes less energy per capita than all but two other states, but it is the fourth-largest energy-consuming state and uses almost eight times as much energy as it produces.
  • Florida's many tourists helped make the state the nation's third-highest motor gasoline consumer in 2018, and the third-highest jet fuel user in 2019.
  • Florida is the second-largest producer of electricity after Texas, and natural gas fueled about 74% of Florida's electricity net generation in 2019.
  • Coal consumption in Florida's electric power sector fell from about 29 million tons in 2008 to about 9 million tons in 2019, as natural gas-fired power plants replaced older coal-fired units.
  • In 2019, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy accounted for almost 4.6 million megawatthours of electricity generation in Florida, about half of the state's renewable-sourced generation.

Last Updated: November 19, 2020

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