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  • Nearly two-thirds of Maine households use fuel oil as their primary energy source for home heating, a larger share than any other state.
  • In 2019, 80% of Maine's electricity net generation came from renewable energy resources, and hydroelectric power provided the largest share at 31%.
  • Maine leads New England in wind-powered generation and ranks sixth in the nation in the share of its electricity generated from wind. In 2019, wind provided about 24% of Maine's in-state net generation.
  • Biomass supplies one-fourth of Maine’s net generation, the largest share of any state, and most of the biomass Maine uses for electricity generation is wood and wood waste-derived fuels.
  • Maine was 1 of fewer than 10 states that produced more electricity from petroleum than from coal until 2019, when petroleum’s contribution to Maine's net generation fell below that of coal for the first time.

Last Updated: July 16, 2020

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