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  • Nearly half of all New Hampshire households relied on fuel oil for heat in 2014.
  • New Hampshire is third in the nation, after Maine and Vermont, in the proportion of its net electric generation that comes from biomass, mainly wood and wood byproducts.
  • Seabrook, the largest nuclear power reactor in New England, provided 47% of New Hampshire’s 2015 net electricity generation.
  • Natural gas accounted for 30% of New Hampshire’s net electricity generation in 2015; the record high share for natural gas generation was 37% in 2012.
  • New Hampshire's renewable portfolio standard requires 24.8% of electricity sold in the state to come from renewable energy resources by 2025. Of New Hampshire's 2015 net electricity generation, 17% came from renewable energy.

Last Updated: June 16, 2016

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