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  • New York's Clean Energy Standard requires that the contribution to in-state electricity generation from renewable resources rise to 50% by 2030, and, in 2017, 28% of New York's in-state generation came from renewable sources.
  • New York generates about one-third of its electricity from nuclear power plants, and the state includes nuclear power as a zero emissions resource that counts toward New York's 2030 emissions reduction goals.
  • In 2017, New York produced more hydroelectric power than any other state east of the Rocky Mountains and was the fourth-largest producer of hydroelectricity among all 50 states.
  • New York State was the fifth-largest natural gas consumer for electric power generation among the states in 2017, and more than one-third of New York's electricity-generating capacity is in units that can burn either natural gas or fuel oil, switching between fuels when needed.
  • New York State is the fifth-largest consumer of petroleum among the states, but has the lowest petroleum consumption per capita in the nation.

Last Updated: August 16, 2018

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