New York electricity rates in December 2017 averaged 17.00 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 36 percent more than the 12.50 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2017.
New York natural gas rates in December 2017 averaged 10.43 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 12 percent more than the 9.33 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2017.
Solar and wind might get a lot more headlines right now, but hydropower is more than holding its own as an electricity source in the U.S.
Researchers made a recent breakthrough with bacteria-powered solar cells that could thrust bio-solar into the realm of viable renewable energy options.
Los Angeles and Honolulu lead the way when it comes to solar power generation in the U.S. There are also some surprising cities cracking the top 10.
New York has an estimated population of 19,378,102, which ranks 4th in the nation. 
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