Sources: Syracuse, NY
Over 90% of the energy that powers Syracuse and the metro area comes from natural gas, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power. The state of New York only generates about 40% of the total energy consumption in the state. In order to fill the demand, NY most import energy from other states and Canada. Hydroelectric power makes up nearly 80% of all renewable energy generation in the state. However, most of the new renewable energy comes from solar and wind energy installation. Only 10% of Syracuse residents use electricity to heat their homes in the winter. For more information on Syracuse energy sources, see the graph below.
Sources for Syracuse, NY
Syracuse, 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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