Transparency: The Best States for Alternative Energy Transparency: The Best States for Alternative Energy
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Transparency: The Best States for Alternative Energy

by Michael Newhouse

July 29, 2009
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As we move towards an electricity grid made up of renewable energy, it's a good idea to see from where that energy is going to come. Some places in the country are more naturally suited towards generating certain kinds of power; it's much sunnier in the southwest and windier in the Great Plains. Click here to see our latest Transparency, a look at the rankings of the lower 48 states based on their potential to produce hydro, wind, and solar power.

SOURCES American Wind Energy Association, Department of Energy, Renewable Resource Data Center

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CORRECTION: We've fixed the shading on Vermont. You can see the old version here.

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