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  • Iowa, the largest producer of ethanol in the United States, had 25.6% of the nation's fuel ethanol manufacturing capacity in 2017. 
  • Iowa ranked fourth among the states in consumption of liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) in 2015, in part because of heavy use of LPG in the industrial sector where LPG is used for drying corn after harvest.
  • Coal's share of net electricity generation in Iowa declined from 76% in 2008 to 45% in 2017, but coal is still the state's largest source of net electricity generation.
  • In 2015, Iowa ranked fifth highest among the states in energy consumption per capita.
  • Wind provided 37% of Iowa’s total electricity generation in 2017, a larger share than in any other state. Wind was second only to coal as an energy source for electricity generation in the state.

Last Updated: March 15, 2018

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