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Sources: Springfield, IL

Springfield, Il is located in the center part of the state of Illinois. Most of its surroundings is acres of rural farmland. Many of these farms produce corn that is then turned into ethanol making Illinois the national leader in ethanol production. Illinois also leads the nation in electricity generated from nuclear power. There are 23 active coal mines in Illinois that contribute to nearly 40% of the energy production in the state. Also, Illinois is one of the national leaders in wind energy production with over 4,000 Mw of installed capacity. For more information on Springfield energy sources, see the graph below.

Sources for Springfield, IL

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

    • Illinois is the national leader in electricity generation from nuclear power
    • IL has a substantial amount of coal reserves with 23 active coal mines
    • Illinois is 6th in the nation in wind energy capacity
    • With its vast farmlands, IL is the leading ethanol producer in the US


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