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  • Nearly 90% of Maine is forested, and wood products, including biomass fuels, are an important part of the state's rural economy.
  • Maine is the only New England state in which industry is the largest energy-consuming sector.
  • Maine had the lowest average electricity retail prices in New England at the end of 2015.
  • The industrial sector produces more than one-fifth of Maine's net electricity generation, the highest proportion of any state except Louisiana.
  • In 2015, two-thirds of Maine's net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, with 30% from hydroelectricity, 26% from biomass (mainly wood products), and 10% from wind.

Last Updated: June 16, 2016

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