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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

More Data & Analysis in Maine

Maine, U.S. Rankings

Consumption
Total Energy per Capita 27
Expenditures
Total Energy per Capita 7
Production
Total Energy 44
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 45
Prices
Natural Gas 47
Electricity 10
Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 44

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Today In Energy

Northern Maine considers options to gain direct access to New England electric grid
Jan 22, 2015

Lower emissions cap for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative takes effect in 2014
Feb 03, 2014

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Maine Public Utilities Commission

Maine State Housing Authority, Energy Assistance Programs

Maine Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security

Maine Public Utilities Commission, Community-Based Renewable Energy Pilot Program

Efficiency Maine

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