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  • Nearly half of all New Hampshire households relied on fuel oil for heat in 2015, and another 14% depended on propane.
  • In 2016, for the first time, New Hampshire obtained more net electricity generation from wind (2.3% of generation) than from coal (2.2% of generation).
  • Seabrook, the largest nuclear power reactor in New England, provided 56% of New Hampshire’s 2016 net electricity generation.
  • Natural gas accounted for 25% of New Hampshire’s net electricity generation in 2016; 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 15, 2017

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