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  • Nebraska produces about 13% of the nation's fuel ethanol and ranks second in the nation, after Iowa, in ethanol production and capacity.
  • In 2021, Nebraska obtained 49% of its in-state electricity net generation from coal, 25% from wind, and 18% from nuclear power. Almost all of the rest was generated from natural gas (4%) and hydropower (3%).
  • Nebraska ranks seventh in the nation in per capita total energy consumption in part because of its small population, energy-intensive industrial sector, and because of the state‚Äôs hot summers and harsh winters.
  • In 2021, Nebraska ranked third in the nation, after Texas and California, in its number of industrial electricity customers. About 39% of electricity retail sales in the state went to the industrial sector, which includes agriculture where electricity is used to run irrigation systems.
  • The share of petroleum consumed as distillate fuel oil is greater in Nebraska than in all other states except North Dakota and Wyoming.

Last Updated: June 16, 2022

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