Sources: Baltimore, MD 21297
Over two thirds of the coal used in Baltimore is shipped in from other states. There is no fossil fuels in the Baltimore region of Maryland. The only fossil fuels in Maryland come from the Appalachian region. Nuclear energy and coal accounts for over 75% of the electricity production in Maryland. Natural gas is becoming more widely used but with little natural gas reserves in the state, Baltimore must get most of the natural gas imported in from other states. See below for more information about Baltimore's energy sources.
Sources for Baltimore, MD 21297
Baltimore, MD produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Coal and nuclear power account for most of the electricity production in Baltimore
- Baltimore is home to one of the largest biomass plants in Maryland
- Natural gas and been increasing steadily in the past 10 years as an electricity source for Baltimore residents
- Maryland is home to one of the biggest hydroelectric power plants in the nation
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