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  • The liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Everett, Massachusetts, received 60% of the nation's total LNG imports in 2020.
  • Massachusetts uses less energy to produce a dollar of gross domestic product (GDP) than all but two other states, New York and California.
  • Massachusetts consumes almost three times as much electricity as the state produces, but it uses less electricity per capita than all but three other states.
  • In 2020, solar energy accounted for 19% of Massachusetts' total in-state electricity net generation and accounted for almost two-thirds of the solar electricity net generation in New England. Massachusetts also ranked ninth in the nation in net generation from all solar in 2020.
  • More than half of Massachusetts households use natural gas for home heating, about one in four rely on fuel oil, and about one in six households use electricity.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021

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