Sources: Salem, MA
Natural gas is the main source of energy for Salem residents with about 2/3 of residents using it as their main source of electricity. Nuclear power is still being used by a small number of residents but virtually all new nonrenewable energy generation comes from natural gas. Massachusetts produces hydroelectric power from the rivers in the state which accounts for about 1/10 of energy production. Solar energy is growing rapidly in MA with a goal to have 2,000 megawatts installed by 2020. For more information on Salem, MA energy sources, see the graph below.
Sources for Salem, MA
Salem, MA produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Nearly all nonrenewable energy generation comes from natural gas
- Coal is imported in from other states as a small source of energy in MA
- Solar energy has grown rapidly in the last 10 years in Salem, MA
- A small percentage of Salem residents use nuclear power as their main source of electricity
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