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Sources: Boston, MA

The greater Boston metro area consumes nearly half of all the natural gas used in the New England region. Massachusetts receives its natural gas via pipeline from other states as there is no natural gas reserves in Massachusetts. There is also no fossil fuels in the state which leads to Massachusetts residents consuming 10 times more energy than they produce. Up until 2008, the only renewable energy production in the state came from hydroelectric and biomass. Today, solar and wind energy have come online and have been growing rapidly in MA. In the graph below, you can see the different energy sources consumed in the greater Boston area.

Sources for Boston, MA

Boston, MA produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • There are no fossil fuels in the state of Massachusetts, all fossil fuels that are consumed are imported from other states
    • Nearly 2/3 of the electricity produced in the state comes from natural gas
    • 1/8 of the energy produced in the state of MA comes from renewable energy sources.
    • As of 2015, 99.8% of the towns in MA had solar energy installations


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