Sources: Yonkers, NY 10709
New York's 3 main sources of electricity come from natural gas, hydroelectric power, and nuclear power. However, the state's solar power capacity has grown over 800% since 2011. Most of New York's natural gas is supplied via pipeline and over half the residents use natural gas to heat their homes. The commercial sector leads the energy demand in the state followed by the residential sector and then the transportation sector. New York has an estimated 14,000 mW hours of installed on-shore wind capacity.
Sources for Yonkers, NY 10709
New York produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- More than half of New York residents heat their homes with natural gas
- Nuclear power, natural gas and hydroelectricity provide over 90% of the electricity consumed in NY
- About 80% of the renewable energy produced in NY comes from hydroelectric sources
- There is no coal located in New York, coal is transported in from Pennsylvania
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