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  • In 2020, North Carolina ranked third in the nation in total installed solar power generating capacity and fourth in actual solar generation.
  • North Carolina ranks among the 10 states with the lowest natural gas use per capita, even though natural gas use for electricity generation in the state has more than quadrupled in the past decade.
  • North Carolina ranked 5th among the states in producing electricity from nuclear power in 2020, and nuclear power accounted for 34% of the state's net generation.
  • North Carolina ranks among the 10 states with the lowest per capita petroleum use, but its total annual expenditure for motor gasoline is among the top 10 states.
  • North Carolina ranks among top 10 states with the highest electricity consumption and is in the top 5 for residential sector electricity sales.

Last Updated: November 18, 2021

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