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  • New York revised its Clean Energy Standard in 2019 to require 100% carbon-free electricity from both renewable sources and nuclear energy by 2040. In 2020, renewable sources and nuclear power, together, supplied 60% of New York's in-state generation from utility-scale and small-scale facilities.
  • Nuclear power accounted for 29% of New York's utility-scale net generation in 2020, down from 34% in 2019 because of the retirement of one reactor.  A second reactor retired in 2021, completing the closure of Indian Point, one of the state's four nuclear power plants. 
  • In 2020, New York accounted for 11% of U.S. hydroelectricity net generation, and the state was the third-largest producer of hydroelectricity in the nation, after Washington and Oregon.
  • In 2019, New York was the sixth-largest natural gas consumer among the states. New York's natural gas consumption per capita was less than in almost three-fourths of the states even though three in five households use natural gas for home heating. 
  • In 2019, New York was the fifth-largest consumer of petroleum among the states, but New Yorkers consume less petroleum per capita than residents of any other state in the nation.

Last Updated: October 21, 2021

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