Sources: Springfield, MA
Due to its geographical location, Springfield can experience extreme seasonal weather throughout the year. Most of the residents of Springfield use natural gas to heat their homes during the winter with a small percentage using nuclear power for electricity. The state has no natural resources so virtually all non-renewable energy generation comes from natural gas. Massachusetts gets most of its renewable energy from hydroelectric power. However, the state’s solar energy has been growing rapidly in the last decade. As of 2016, 350 of the 351 towns in MA had solar energy installed. For more information on Springfield, MA energy usage, see the graph below.
Sources for Springfield, MA
Springfield, MA produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Nearly all non-renewable 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 Springfield, MA
- A small percentage of Springfield residents use nuclear power as their main source of electricity
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