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  • Wisconsin's industrial sector, including agriculture and the manufacture of machinery, fabricated metal products, and food and beverage products, was the largest energy-consuming sector in 2015, accounting for almost one-third (32%) of the state's end-use energy consumption.
  • Coal is the leading fuel used for electricity generation in Wisconsin.  In 2017, coal-fired power plants provided 55% of the state's net generation.
  • After Kewaunee Power Station ceased operations in 2013, Point Beach, which has the one of the oldest operating reactors in the United States, became Wisconsin's sole nuclear power plant, providing about 15% of the state's net generation in 2017.
  • In 2017, 9.3% of Wisconsin's utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, including hydroelectric power, wind, biomass, and solar.
  • In 2017, Wisconsin ranked seventh in the nation in ethanol production capacity, with facilities able to produce 580 million gallons annually.

Last Updated: April 19, 2018

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Wisconsin, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 24
Total Energy per Capita 26
Total Energy 37
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 25
Natural Gas 49
Electricity 13
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 20

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