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State Profile and Energy Estimates

Changes to the State Energy Data System (SEDS) Notice: In October 2023, we updated the way we calculate primary energy consumption of electricity generation from noncombustible renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal). Visit our Changes to 1960—2022 conversion factor for renewable energy page to learn more.

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Quick Facts

  • The liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Everett, Massachusetts, received 82% of the nation's total LNG imports in 2022, down from 99% in 2021.
  • In 2021, Massachusetts used less energy to produce a dollar of GDP than any other state except New York.
  • In 2022, Massachusetts consumed twice as much electricity as the state produced, but the state uses less electricity per capita than all but four other states.
  • In 2022, solar energy accounted for 22% of Massachusetts' total in-state electricity net generation and accounted for 61% of New England's total solar electricity generation. Massachusetts also ranked eighth in the nation in net generation from all solar in 2022.
  • In 2022, more than half, about 52%, of Massachusetts households used natural gas for home heating, about one in four, 27%, relied on petroleum products, and more than one in six, 18%, households used electricity. The rest used wood or other fuels and some used no fuels.

Last Updated: November 16, 2023

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