By the Blouin News Technology staff

Report looks at U.S. states’ renewables progress

by in Green Tech.

Wind turbines. (Source: Tim Fuller/flickr)

Wind turbines. (Source: Tim Fuller/flickr)

Clean Edge, Inc. released its seventh annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index last week which tracks and ranks “the clean-energy and clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S.” according to the group. The research found that many states are making positive progress in the clean energy sector, and that various industries within the sector are maturing at accelerated rates.

This year’s top 10 states in clean tech are California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Oregon, New York, Colorado, Illinois, Connecticut, Washington, and Hawaii. But the report calls the U.S.’s overall transition to a clean-energy economy “remarkable” over the last seven years. Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas are the top three states for in-state generation from non-hydro renewables, and 14 states now exceed 10% of in-state generation from non-hydro renewables…

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