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2012 Mississippi Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Report

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MISSISSIPPI ENERGY MISSISSIPPI ENERGY PROFILE PROFILE Energy plays a huge role in the everyday lives of Mississippians. Due to the rural nature of the state, Mississippi ranks relatively high in use of transportation fuel per capita; the average commute for Mississippians is about two minutes longer than the average commute for Americans as a whole.110 In addition to this, Mississippi is in the top third of the U.S. with respect to total energy use per capita.111 Natural gas makes up the bulk of both electricity production and overall energy production in Mississippi. 0% 18% Petroleum Natural Gas Coal 56% 26% Nuclear Figure 19: Electricity Consumption by Source in Mississippi (U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration)112 20% 22% Petroleum (non motor gasoline) Natural Gas 333333339933 333333339933 2012 pi Renewable Energy gy Efficiency Report 15% Coal 43% Motor Gasoline Figure 20: Energy Consumption by Source in Mississippi (U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration)113 he Status of Renewable Energy ciency in the State of Mississippi 24 | P a g e

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