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  • In 2015, North Carolina was the fourth-largest producer of electricity generated from solar photovoltaics (PV) among the states; almost all of the solar generation occurred at utility-scale facilities operated by independent power producers.
  • Of the 689 public- and private-access biodiesel fueling stations nationwide, more than 18% are in North Carolina.
  • North Carolina ranked fifth in the nation in net electricity generation from nuclear power in 2015, producing 5.3% of the nation's total.
  • In 2015, nuclear energy contributed the largest share of North Carolina's electricity generation—32.6%— as coal's share fell to 31.4%. Natural gas-fired generation contributed most of the rest—28.3%.
  • In 2015, 7.1% of North Carolina’s utility-scale net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources. All of the generation came from conventional hydroelectric power, biomass, and solar energy.

Last Updated: August 18, 2016

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North Carolina, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 38
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 41
Production
Total Energy 29
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 9
Prices
Natural Gas 50
Electricity 37
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 14

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North Carolina Energy Office

North Carolina Utilities Commission

North Carolina Low Income Energy Assistance Program

North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program

Southeastern Power Administration

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