New York Renewable Energy Generation

 

New York’s main sources of energy are Nuclear, Natural Gas and Hydro. New York has a natural abundance of natural gas. The Marcellus shale in southwest New York is estimated to hold over 141 trillion cubic feet in recoverable natural gas. According to New York’s Renewable Portfolio standard, by 2015, 30% of all electricity must come from renewable energy sources. In 2011, 24% was renewable. As of January 2013, 19.25% of the renewable energy came from Hydro.

Renewable Energy Mix for November 2012

Source MWh % of total
Biomass 182 34 %
Solar 2 0 %
Wind 353 66 %

Renewable Energy Mix for December 2012 vs December 2011

Source 2012 MWh 2011 MWh % Change
Biomass 182 182 0 %
Solar 0 2 -- %
Wind 286 353 23 %