The Spirit of America

“The Spirit of America” is the slogan that has been on the Massachusetts license plate since 1987, which was originally a jingle for an advertising campaign in the early 80’s.

In the spirit of Halloween, Did you know? 552 original documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials, a historic event in which a series of hearings and prosecutions took place accusing people of witch craft, of 1692 have been preserved and are still stored by the Peabody Essex Museum.

Massachusetts is the next stop in our United States of Energy data series, ranking number 44 in residential electricity prices averaging $14.59 Megawatts per hour. Major electric power plants include coal and natural gas, which are also the two main sources of emissions in the state.

Massachusetts received $25 million in 2009 from the U.S. Department of Energy for the development of the Nation’s first large commercial-scale Wind Technology Testing Center, which will be able to test blades longer than 50 meters. In 2011, the state was ranked as the most energy efficient state in America.

Tune in tomorrow for more energy fun facts!

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