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Sources: Chicago, IL

Due to its dense population, very little resources are harvested from the Chicago area of Illinois. However, the state of Illinois is one of the top producers of energy in the US. IL is the US leader in ethanol production and biodiesel manufacturing. Illinois is also one of the top wind energy producing states in the country. While solar energy is growing in the state, it produces less than 0.15 of the net energy generation in IL. For more information on Illinois energy sources, see the graph below.

Sources for Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • Illinois fossil fuels include substantial coal reserves and some crude oil
    • IL is the nation’s leading ethanol producer with over 26 million acres of farmland
    • The majority of renewable energy produced in Illinois comes from wind energy
    • Illinois leads the nation in electricity generated from nuclear power


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