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  • New York's Clean Energy Standard was revised in 2019 to require 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. In 2019, 29% of New York's in-state generation came from renewable sources, including those at both large- and small-scale facilities.
  • In 2019, one-third of New York's utility-scale net generation was from the state's nuclear power plants, which the state counts toward its 2040 100% carbon free electricity goal.
  • In 2019, New York produced more hydroelectric power than any other state east of the Rocky Mountains and was the third-largest producer of hydroelectricity in the nation.
  • In 2018, New York was the sixth-largest natural gas consumer among the states, and three in five households used natural gas for home heating. However, New York's natural gas consumption per capita is less than in two-thirds of the states. 
  • In 2018, 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: September 17, 2020

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