Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

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Nebraska Energy Statistics

Occupied Housing Units by Fuel Used for
Home Heating, Water Heating, and Cooking
in Nebraska

2019

2019 Total Occupied Housing Units – 771,444

Fuel Home
Heating
% of
Total
Water
Heating
% of
Total
Cooking % of
Total
Fuel Home
Heating
% of
Total
Water
Heating
% of
Total
Cooking % of
Total
Utility Gas 456,589 59.186% * *
Bottled, Tank, or Liquified Petroleum Gas 57,234 7.419% * *
Electricity 235,857 30.573% * *
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, etc. 3,126 0.405% * *
Coal or Coke 111 0.014% * *
Wood * * * *
Solar Energy * * * *
Other Fuel 14,944 1.937% * *
No Fuel Used 3,583 0.465% * *

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Sources: 2019 American Community Survey. U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC. Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: An archive is available which houses records for prior years. An asterisk (*) indicates a fuel source was not included in the report. Natural gas or utility gas includes gas piped through underground pipes from a central system to serve the neighborhood. Bottled, tank, or liquefied petroleum gas includes liquid propane gas stored in bottles or tanks which are refilled or exchanged when empty. Electricity is generally supplied by means of above or underground electric power lines. Fuel oil, kerosene, etc., includes fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, alcohol, and other combustible liquids. Coal or coke includes coal or coke that is usually distributed by truck. Wood includes purchased wood, wood cut by household members on their property or elsewhere, driftwood, sawmill or construction scraps, or the like. Solar energy includes heat provided by sunlight which is collected, stored, and actively distributed to most of the rooms. Other fuel includes all other fuels not specified elsewhere. No fuel used includes units that do not use any fuel or that do not have heating equipment.

This table was updated on June 1, 2021.

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