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  • Nebraska ranked second in the nation, after Iowa, in corn-based ethanol production capacity in 2017, producing about 14% of the nation's total.
  • In 2017, Nebraska obtained about three-fifths of its net electricity generation from coal, about one-fifth from nuclear power, and nearly all of the rest from renewable resources, mostly wind and hydropower.
  • Nebraska is the only state in which all electricity providers are non-profit organizations—either public power districts, municipal power systems, or rural electric cooperatives.
  • Nebraska is among the top 10 states in per capita energy consumption because of its energy-intensive industrial sector, led by agriculture, food processing, and chemical and machinery manufacturing.
  • Nebraska has the third-highest number of industrial electricity customers of any state, and a significant share of Nebraska’s industrial consumption is seasonal demand from farmers to run irrigation systems.

Last Updated: February 15, 2018

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Nebraska, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 7
Total Energy per Capita 10
Total Energy 34
Crude Oil 21
Natural Gas 30
Coal --
Electricity 39
Natural Gas 32
Electricity 38
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 36

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