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  • Nearly half of all New Hampshire households rely on heating oil as their primary heating fuel, one of the highest shares among the states.
  • In 2016, New Hampshire obtained more of its electricity generation from wind power than from coal-fired power plants for the first time, and that trend continued during 2017.
  • Seabrook, the largest nuclear power reactor in New England, provided 57% of New Hampshire’s 2017 net electricity generation.
  • New Hampshire's renewable portfolio standard requires 25% of electricity sold in the state to come from renewable energy resources by 2025; in 2017, 20% of generation came from renewables.
  • Ultra-low sulfur heating oil, which contains sulfur levels of less than 15 parts per million, replaced high-sulfur heating oil in New Hampshire during 2018.

Last Updated: June 21, 2018

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New Hampshire, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 42
Total Energy per Capita 21
Total Energy 42
Crude Oil --
Natural Gas --
Coal --
Electricity 45
Natural Gas 9
Electricity 6
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 47

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New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives

New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives, Fuel Assistance Program

New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives, Weatherization Assistance Program

New Hampshire Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Board


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