Massachusetts electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 18.87 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 55 percent more than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Massachusetts natural gas rates in November 2016 averaged 13.38 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 24 percent more than the 10.76 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in November 2016.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed new comprehensive legislation into law today, bringing multiple changes to solar energy in the state.
The NREL recently assessed the state of solar in the U.S. and found that rooftop has the potential to power nearly two-fifths of the nation.
Massachusetts has an estimated population of 6,547,629, which ranks 16th in the nation. 
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For more information about energy in Massachusetts, or to learn more about MA energy, visit the EIA.