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.