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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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