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  • Massachusetts's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Everett received two-thirds of the nation's total LNG imports in 2019.
  • Massachusetts ranks second among the states in the least amount of energy used to produce each dollar of gross domestic product.
  • Massachusetts consumes about twice as much electricity than it generates, but it is among the five states with the lowest electricity consumption on a per capita basis.
  • By the end of 2019, Massachusetts ranked eighth among the states in both installed solar photovoltaic generating capacity and the amount of solar power produced, accounting for about 14% of the state's electricity net generation.
  • Last Updated: August 20, 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 uses electric heat.

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