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  • Wisconsin's industrial sector, which includes energy-intensive industries like the manufacure of machinery, metals, and food products, was the largest energy consuming sector in 2013, accounting for about one-third (32%) of the state's energy end-use consumption.
  • Coal has dominated electricity generation in Wisconsin.  In 2015, coal provided 55.9% of the state's net electricity generation.
  • Point Beach nuclear power plant's Unit 1 reactor, one of the oldest operating reactors in the United States, started commercial operations in 1970.  In 2005, Point Beach's operating license was extended 25 years (for a total of 60 years).
  • In 2015, 8.4% of Wisconsin's net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, split among biomass, wind, and conventional hydroelectric power.
  • In 2016, Wisconsin ranked seventh in the nation in ethanol operating capacity at 537 million gallons.

Last Updated: April 21, 2016

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Wisconsin, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 23
Total Energy per Capita 23
Total Energy 37
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 27
Natural Gas 34
Electricity 15
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 20

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Wisconsin Biofuels and Alternative Fuels Use Report 2011

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