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  • The 2.4-gigawatt Robert Moses Niagara hydroelectric power plant is the fourth-largest hydroelectric power plant in the United States.  In 2015, New York produced more hydroelectric power than any other state east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • In 2015, New York had the eighth-highest average electricity prices in the United States, down from the fourth-highest price in 2014.
  • To curb air pollution, in 2012 New York became the first northeastern state to require that all heating oil be ultra-low sulfur diesel.
  • To ensure reliability, New York regulators require electricity-generating units that can burn either fuel oil or natural gas to be ready to switch to fuel oil if natural gas supply is constrained.
  • The NY-Sun initiative aims to install 3,000 megawatts of small-scale (less than 200 kilowatts) solar photovoltaic facilities by 2023, and more than 15% of that target was installed by the end of 2015.

Last Updated: July 21, 2016

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New York, U.S. Rankings

Total Energy per Capita 51
Total Energy per Capita 49
Total Energy 23
Crude Oil 26
Natural Gas 22
Coal --
Electricity 9
Natural Gas 19
Electricity 9
Carbon Dioxide Emissions 9

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Today In Energy

FERC certificates several new natural gas pipelines in 2017
Mar 07, 2017

Indian Point, closest nuclear plant to New York City, set to retire by 2021
Feb 01, 2017

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New York State Public Service Commission

New York State, Homes and Community Renewal, Weatherization Assistance Program

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Home Energy Assistance Program

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Mineral Resources


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