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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

More Data & Analysis in Nebraska

Nebraska, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 7
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 10
Production
Total Energy 34
Crude Oil 22
Natural Gas 28
Coal --
Electricity 37
Prices
Natural Gas 28
Electricity 41
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 36

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Nebraska Energy Office

Nebraska Public Service Commission

Nebraska Rural Electric Association

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Energy Assistance

Nebraska Energy Office - Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program

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