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  • In 2019, natural gas and nuclear power together accounted for 94% of New Jersey's utility-scale electricity net generation.
  • Perth Amboy, New Jersey is the location of one of the three storage sites for the 1-million-barrel federal Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.
  • New Jersey was the nation's seventh-largest producer of electricity from solar energy in 2019 and was the third-largest producer from small-scale solar facilities. Overall, 80% of the state's renewable electricity generation came from large- and small-scale solar facilities. 
  • New Jersey's renewable portfolio standard was updated in 2018 to require that 21% of the electricity sold in the state be generated from renewable sources by 2021, 35% by 2025, and 50% by 2030. In 2019, New Jersey released its Energy Master Plan: Pathway to 2050, a plan to meet 100% of the state’s energy needs with clean energy by 2050.
  • About 75% of New Jersey households rely on natural gas as their primary heating fuel, more than 13% use electric heat, and about 10% depend on petroleum products. The rest use other fuels.

Last Updated: September 17, 2020

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