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  • About 90% of the energy Nevada consumes comes from outside the state.
  • The 427-mile UNEV pipeline, opened in 2012, lets petroleum products from Salt Lake City area refineries flow to Las Vegas; previously, Las Vegas obtained petroleum products from California pipelines.
  • Nevada generated 73% of its electricity from natural gas in 2015.
  • Nevada ranked second in the nation in utility-scale net electricity generation from geothermal energy and fifth in utility-scale net generation from solar energy in 2015; 13.5% of Nevada’s net electricity generation in 2015 came from those two sources.
  • Nevada's Energy Portfolio Standard requires that 25% of electricity sales come from renewable energy resources by 2025; in 2015, 20.3% of net electricity generation came from geothermal, solar, wind, biomass, and hydroelectric power sources.

Last Updated: December 15, 2016

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Nevada, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 42
Total Energy per Capita 44
Total Energy 47
Crude Oil 27
Natural Gas 32
Coal --
Electricity 38
Natural Gas 33
Electricity 28
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 39

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Nevada Governor's Office of Energy

State of Nevada Public Utilities Commission

Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, Nevada Renewable & Sustainable Energy

Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Housing Division, Weatherization Assistance Program

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Energy Assistance


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