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  • In 2017, natural gas and nuclear power, combined, provided more than 90% of New Jersey's net electricity generation.
  • Port Reading, New Jersey is one of the three storage sites for the 1-million-barrel federal Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.
  • New Jersey was the fifth largest producer of electricity from solar energy in 2017, and nearly 75% of the state's renewable electricity generation came from solar power.
  • New Jersey's renewable portfolio standard was updated in 2018 to require that 21% of the electricity sold in the state  be generated from renewable sources by 2021, 35% by 2025, and 50% by 2030.
  • About 75% of New Jersey households rely on natural gas as their primary heating fuel, 12% use electric heat, and 10% of depend on heating oil.

Last Updated: July 19, 2018

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