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  • Nearly 90% of Maine is forested, and wood products, including biomass fuels, are an important part of the state's rural economy.
  • Maine had the lowest average electricity retail prices in New England at the end of 2016.
  • Maine is the only New England state in which industry is the largest energy-consuming sector.
  • In 2016, nearly two-thirds of Maine's net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, with 25% from hydroelectricity, 24% from biomass (mainly wood products), and 14% from wind.
  • Maine wind turbines generated three-fifths of all utility-scale wind power in the six New England states in 2016.

Last Updated: June 15, 2017

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