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  • In 2019, 76% of the electricity generated in Idaho at utility-scale power plants was produced from renewable energy sources, the third-highest share for any state after Vermont and Maine.
  • Idaho is among the five states with the lowest average electricity price, in part because of the large amount of electricity that comes from relatively inexpensive hydropower, which accounted for 56% of the state's generation in 2019.
  • Idaho's small population contributes to it being among the 10 states with the lowest total petroleum consumption, but Idaho's per capita petroleum use is near the national average.
  • Per capita natural gas consumption in Idaho ranks among the lowest one-third of the states, despite about half of Idaho households using natural gas as their primary energy source for heating.
  • Idaho has one ethanol plant with a production capacity of about 60 million gallons per year, which is less than state's annual ethanol consumption of nearly 78 million gallons.

Last Updated: February 18, 2021

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Idaho, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 23
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 29
Production
Total Energy 42
Crude Oil 30
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 44
Prices
Natural Gas 49
Electricity 50
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 43

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