Top 10 U.S. States for Clean Energy Leadership

Submitted By: Chathri Munasinghe · Thu, 12/09/2010 - 10:37

Clean Edge, a research and advisory firm operating in the cleantech sector, has compiled a top 10 of the U.S. states showing the most "clean energy leadership" based on 80 different state-level indicators and more than 4,000 public and private data points across all 50 states. This isn't just about which state has the biggest share of its energy produced by clean sources, or which state built the most clean energy capacity in the past year. They also take into account things like government policies, venture capital, patent activity, etc, and they adjust for state size. So who made the top 10 and who came out on top?

California comes out ahead by a pretty wide margin. According to Clean Edge, this is because it is "everaging its history of technology innovation, rich bounty of natural renewable energy resources and investment capital, and consistently supportive government policies."

Read on at Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/12/top-10-us-states-for-clean-energ...

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