Yankee Doodle, is the state song for Connecticut, the next state in our United States of Energy data series. Connecticut is known as the constitution state as well as the nutmeg state.
Connecticut is ranked number 51 in residential prices compared to 52 other US states averaging $19.25 Megawatts per hour. The major electric power plants are coal, hydroelectric and natural gas. Emissions in Connecticut come primarily from coal. Connecticut has other sources of electricity as well. In 2008, Connecticut ranked in the top-ten States for solar power capacity within the United States.
Millstone has a 2,037-megawatt nuclear power plant, which is the highest capacity power plant in the State. Connecticut was actually a major producer of military machinery during the Cold War and was the first producer of nuclear-powered submarines. The USS Nautilus was the world’s first nuclear powered submarine, built in Granton in 1954, and well known when referencing Connecticut history.
Connecticut is also home of the oldest US newspaper, the Hartford Courant established in 1764, which is still being published today. I guess the digital age hasn’t completely taken over!
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