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  • Nebraska produces about 14% of the nation's fuel ethanol and ranks second in the nation, after Iowa, in ethanol production and capacity.
  • In 2019, Nebraska obtained 55% of its in-state electricity net generation from coal, 20% from wind, and 19% from nuclear power.  Almost all of the rest was generated  from matural gas (3%) and hydropower (3%).
  • Nebraska produces uranium ore that is made into fuel for nuclear reactors. In 2018, Nebraska had one of only five operating uranium in-situ-leach mines in the nation.
  • Nebraska is among the top 10 states in per capita total energy consumption in part because of its energy-intensive industrial sector, led by agriculture and food processing, and because of the state’s hot summers and harsh winters.
  • 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 farms where electricity is used to run irrigation systems.

Last Updated: April 16, 2020

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