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Sources: New York City, NY

Even though NYC is the densest city in the nation, residents consume less energy than the national average. In the summer, the city can be quite hot due to all the concrete and building trapping the heat in. This can make a large city, like New York, 3-5 degrees hotter on average than surrounding areas. You can see on the graph below that NYC residents do consume more energy in the summer months than the rest of the state trying to keep cool. However, throughout the year the city’s residents consistently use less energy than the rest of the country. For a month to month comparison between NYC resident’s energy usage compared to the rest of the state and the national average, see the graph below.

Sources for New York City, NY

New York City, NY produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • 80% of the renewable energy produced in the state comes from hydroelectric power
    • ¾ of energy generation comes from natural gas and nuclear power
    • Most of the new renewable energy production comes from wind energy installations
    • Biomass and coal make up a small percentage of energy generation in NY


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