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  • Wisconsin's industrial sector, including agriculture and the energy-intensive manufacture of food and beverage products, is the state's largest energy-consuming sector. In 2017, industry accounted for 33% of the state's end-use energy consumption.
  • In 2019, for the first time in more than three decades, coal-fired power plants provided less than half (42%) of Wisconsin's electricity net generation.
  • Natural gas fueled 34% of Wisconsin's electricity generation in 2019, almost four times more than its share a decade earlier.
  • In 2019, 8% of Wisconsin's utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, including hydroelectric power, wind, biomass, and solar.
  • In 2019, Wisconsin ranked eighth in the nation in fuel ethanol production capacity, with facilities able to produce almost 600 million gallons annually.

Last Updated: May 21, 2020

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Wisconsin, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 22
Total Energy per Capita 28
Total Energy 36
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 25
Natural Gas 40
Electricity 13
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 17

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