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Sources: Newark, NJ

Newark, like the rest of the state, gets almost all its electricity from natural gas or nuclear power. Through 2013, nuclear power has supplied over half of the residents, but natural gas has come more abundant in recent years. New Jersey currently has 3 nuclear power plants, but one is scheduled for decommissioning in 2019. New Jersey has renewable energy initiatives in place to keep growing their renewable energy market. Most of the renewable energy sold in the state comes from solar energy. 75% of all the renewable energy produced in NJ is from solar sources. Below you can find a graph detailing all the energy sources in Newark.

Sources for Newark, NJ

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

    • Over 90% of the energy produced in from natural gas or nuclear energy
    • 75% of the renewable energy produced comes from solar
    • Even though there are no fossil fuels in Newark, coal is imported from other states
    • Natural gas has out produced nuclear energy since 2013

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