The Granite State

New Hampshire’s nickname is “The Granite State” which comes from the extensive granite formations and quarries. The state motto is Live Free or Die, which is on the New Hampshire license plate and comes from a statement written by the Revolutionary General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington. New Hampshire truly believed in freedom as one of the thirteen original colonies, the state was the first to declare it’s independence from Mother England (a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed).

The next stop in our United States of Energy data series is New Hampshire. The state ranks number 48 in residential electricity prices compared to 52 other US states averaging $16.32 Megawatts per hour. Major electric power plants include coal, hydroelectric and natural gas with natural gas and coal as the primary source of emissions. The transportation and residential sectors are New Hampshire’s largest energy consumers. New Hampshire’s total energy consumption and per capita energy consumption are among the lowest in the nation.

Did you know? It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make approximately 1 gallon of maple syrup.

New Hampshire is known for autumn splendor, White Mountain National Forest, 1300 lakes and Maple Syrup. In the spring, New Hampshire’s many sap houses hold sugaring-off open house.

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