Even though we can’t touch electricity, it touches all of us, every day—powering our homes, our businesses and industries, and our economy.

Keeping electricity reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean is critical to securing a bright future for each of us and our nation as a whole. Many issues shape our energy future.

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Maryland

Fuel mix
Coal: 38.4%
Nuclear: 40.7%
Natural Gas: 11.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 8%
Other: 1.8%

Jobs in the Industry: 22,854

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $9,271.60

Puerto Rico

There are not fuel diversity metrics for Puerto Rico at this time

District of Columbia

Fuel mix
Coal: 0%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 0%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 100%
Other: 0%

 

Virginia

Fuel mix
Coal: 20.2%
Nuclear: 33.2%
Natural Gas: 38.8%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.9%
Other: 4%

Jobs in the Industry: 30,792

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $13,767.50

Wyoming

Fuel mix
Coal: 90.1%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 0.1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 9.7%
Other: 0.1%

Jobs in the Industry: 10,620

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $6,457.70

Wisconsin

Fuel mix
Coal: 55.5%
Nuclear: 15.2%
Natural Gas: 20.1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 7.4%
Other: 1.8%

Jobs in the Industry30,260

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $9,909.80

West Virginia

Fuel mix
Coal: 95%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 1.8%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry27,233

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $10,655

Vermont

Fuel mix
Coal: 0%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 0%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 82.5%
Other: 17.4%

Jobs in the Industry3,580

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $1,048.50

Utah

Fuel mix
Coal: 76.6%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 18.6%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 4.6%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry11,977

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $4,161.70

 

Texas

Fuel mix
Coal: 29.8%
Nuclear: 9.6%
Natural Gas: 48.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 11.5%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry136,561

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $47,196.20

Tennessee

Fuel mix
Coal: 40.1%
Nuclear: 33.8%
Natural Gas: 12.1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 13.6%
Other: 0.3%

Jobs in the Industry37,760

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $11,552.60

South Dakota

Fuel mix
Coal: 15.4%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 9.1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 75.3%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry3,450

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $1,320.90

For more information about energy-related issues happening in South Dakota, please visit the We Stand For Energy of South Dakota page.

 

South Carolina

Fuel mix
Coal: 23.3%
Nuclear: 55.1%
Natural Gas: 16.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.8%
Other: 1%

Jobs in the Industry31,101

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $9,489.50

Rhode Island

Fuel mix
Coal: 0%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 92.3%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.3%
Non-Hydro Renewables and Other: 4.3%

Jobs in the Industry2,210

Economic Impact (in millions): $1,273

Pennsylvania

Fuel mix
Coal: 30.4%
Nuclear: 37.6%
Natural Gas: 27.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.7%
Other: 1.1%

Jobs in the Industry60,169

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $22,968.30

Oregon

Fuel mix
Coal: 4.1%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 27.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 67.8%
Other: 0.9%

Jobs in the Industry13,156

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $5,043.40

Oklahoma

Fuel mix
Coal: 32.5%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 45.4%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 22%
Other: 0%

Jobs in the Industry19,457

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $6,450.30

Ohio

Fuel mix
Coal: 59.1%
Nuclear: 14.4%
Natural Gas: 23.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 1.9%
Other: 1.5%

Jobs in the Industry: 45,278

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $18,992.40

North Dakota

Fuel mix
Coal: 75.5%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 23.5%
Other: 0.1%%

Jobs in the Industry6,201

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $2,130

North Carolina

Fuel mix
Coal: 31.4%
Nuclear: 32.9%
Natural Gas: 28.4%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 6.2%
Other: 1.2%

Jobs in the Industry34,417

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $15,207.90

For more information about energy-related issues happening in North Carolina, please visit the We Stand For Energy of North Carolina’s page.

New York

Fuel mix
Coal: 1.5%
Nuclear: 31.9%
Natural Gas: 39.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 24%
Other: 2.7%

Jobs in the Industry: 74,318

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $29,058

New Mexico

Fuel mix
Coal: 62.2%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 28.5%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 9.1%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry8,056

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $3,347.10

New Jersey

Fuel mix
Coal: 2.3%
Nuclear: 44%
Natural Gas: 48.7%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.5%
Other: 1.5%

Jobs in the Industry24,641

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $12,974

New Hampshire

Fuel mix
Coal: 4.3%
Nuclear: 43.8%
Natural Gas: 27.7%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 15.9%
Other: 8.2%

Jobs in the Industry6,225

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $2,113.40

Nevada

Fuel mix
Coal: 6.9%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 72.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 20.1%
Other: 0.1%

Jobs in the Industry7,711

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $3,885.90

Nebraska

Fuel mix
Coal: 61%
Nuclear: 26.5%
Natural Gas: 1.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 11%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry12,722

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $3,518.10

Montana

Fuel mix
Coal: 55.7%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 2.6%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 40%
Other: 1.7%

Jobs in the Industry6,406

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $2,228.40

Missouri

Fuel mix
Coal: 78.3%
Nuclear: 12.5%
Natural Gas: 5.5%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.4%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry28,161

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $10,088.40

Mississippi

Fuel mix
Coal: 10.2%
Nuclear: 18.6%
Natural Gas: 71.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 0%
Other: 0%

Jobs in the Industry15,025

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $5,764.10

Minnesota

Fuel mix
Coal: 43.4%
Nuclear: 21.2%
Natural Gas: 12.8%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 20.3%
Other: 2.3%

Jobs in the Industry29,720

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $9,141.30

Michigan

Fuel mix
Coal: 47%
Nuclear: 26.1%
Natural Gas: 17.7%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 7%
Other: 2.1%

Jobs in the Industry51,020

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $16,049.20

Massachusetts

Fuel mix
Coal: 6.8%
Nuclear: 15.1%
Natural Gas: 61%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 11.1%
Other: 6%

Jobs in the Industry26,224

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $10,947

For more information about energy-related issues happening in Massachusetts, please visit the We Stand For Energy of Massachusetts page.

Maine

Fuel mix
Coal: 0.6%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 22.4%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 56.7%
Other: 20.4%

Jobs in the Industry4,371

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $1,769.50

Louisiana

Fuel mix
Coal: 19.7%
Nuclear: 19.8%
Natural Gas: 53.6%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 1.6%
Other: 5.3%

Jobs in the Industry23,467

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $9,136

Kentucky

Fuel mix
Coal: 87.4%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 6.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 4.3%
Other: 1.4%

Jobs in the Industry29,907

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $12,145.90

Kansas

Fuel mix
Coal: 53.8%
Nuclear: 18.9%
Natural Gas: 3%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 24%
Other: 0.3%

Jobs in the Industry: 13,670

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $4,608.30

Iowa

Fuel mix
Coal: 51.6%
Nuclear: 9.5%
Natural Gas: 4.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 34.3%
Other: 0.4%

Jobs in the Industry14,943

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $4,900.80

Indiana

Fuel mix
Coal: 77.5%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 15.5%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 5.4%
Other: 1.6%

Jobs in the Industry32,562

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $13,389.20

Illinois

Fuel mix
Coal: 37.7%
Nuclear: 50.9%
Natural Gas: 5.1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 6%
Other: 0.3%

Jobs in the Industry56,031

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $19,090.90

For more information about energy-related issues happening in Illinois, please visit the We Stand For Energy of Illinois page.

Idaho

Fuel mix
Coal: 0%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 25.1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 73.5%
Other: 1.5%

Jobs in the Industry: 4,985

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $2,210.70

Hawaii

Fuel mix
Coal: 13.9%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 0%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 16.5%
Other: 69.6%

Jobs in the Industry7,615

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $3,815

Georgia

Fuel mix
Coal: 29.5%
Nuclear: 27.1%
Natural Gas: 39.7%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.1%
Other: 0.6%

Jobs in the Industry43,763

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $16,319.70

Florida

Fuel mix
Coal: 18.2%
Nuclear: 12%
Natural Gas: 66.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 1.4%
Other: 2.1%

Jobs in the Industry78,993

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $30,116.80

 

Delaware

Fuel mix
Coal: 9.1%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 84.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 2.8%
Other: 3.2%

Jobs in the Industry: 3,540

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $1,495.10

Connecticut

Fuel mix
Coal: 1.6%
Nuclear: 46.9%
Natural Gas: 44.4%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 3.8%
Other: 3.3%

Jobs in the Industry13,023

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $5,977.10

 

Colorado

Fuel mix
Coal: 59.2%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 22.2%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 18.3%
Other: 0.3%

Jobs in the Industry21,665

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $7,916

For more information about energy-related issues happening in Colorado, please visit the We Stand For Energy of Colorado page.

California

Fuel mix
Coal: 0%
Nuclear: 9.7%
Natural Gas: 54.1%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 33.4%
Other: 2.8%

Jobs in the Industry: 109,843

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $51,565.60

Arkansas

Fuel mix
Coal: 40.2%
Nuclear: 25.7%
Natural Gas: 26.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 7%
Other: 0.3%

Jobs in the Industry13,909

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $4,639.10

Arizona

Fuel mix
Coal: 31.6%
Nuclear: 28.4%
Natural Gas: 29.4%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 10.3%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry34,104

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $10,483.80

For more information about energy-related issues happening in Arizona, please visit the We Stand For Energy of Arizona page.

 

Alaska

Fuel mix
Coal: 9.6%
Nuclear: 0%
Natural Gas: 48.5%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 29.4%
Other: 12.4%

Jobs in the Industry: 4,107

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $1,480.20

Alabama

Fuel mix
Coal: 27.8%
Nuclear: 28.2%
Natural Gas: 26.9%
Hydro and Other Renewables: 7%
Other: 0.2%

Jobs in the Industry39,705

Total Economic Impact (in millions): $11,956.20

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