Red, White, and Renewable

According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. has an energy grid in transition.

While uncertainty remains concerning the continuation of the federal tax subsidy programs for renewable energy, there is no doubt wind, solar, hydro, and even nuclear power should continue to play a growing part in America’s energy production equation.

The list below highlights several states, which have invested into their renewable energy systems, leading the way for a U.S. energy renaissance. To see a comprehensive report, you can learn more at the Department of Energy here.

With 74.9 gigawatts produced by renewable energy sources every year, Washington ranks as the top renewable energy producing state. Over 60 percent of energy produced in Washington State stems from hydropower.

In 2009 over 20 percent of the energy produced in California came from renewable sources, with nearly 10 percent from hydropower. California also continues to lead the way in wind and solar production. The state’s regulatory, political, and physical environments have pushed the creation of hundreds of projects and subsequently the creation of tens of thousands of jobs, resulting in abundant economic and environmental impacts.

Read the full article at Huffington Post.

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