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How Green is Your State?

Eco Watch : “What states are moving ahead on clean energy and what states are lagging behind? A new interactive map released by Earthjustice lets you see at a glance.”  

EarthjusticeMap How Green is Your State? “The map is part of an Earthjustice report Coming Clean: The State of U.S. Renewable Energy. It lets you locate your state alphabetically by name or find the states that fall in each category: ‘Spotlighting Green,’ ‘Too Close to Call,’ and ‘Lagging Behind.’”  

“The report also provides more detailed information on each state including its top three energy sources, its own renewable goal and how close it is to meeting the EPA goal, whether its goal is voluntary or mandatory, and where a state is excelling and where it needs to do more work as far as its current policies on renewable energy.”  

“Among the standouts whose own renewable energy goals for 2030 exceed the EPA’s are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Oregon.”  

“At the other end of the spectrum are heavily coal-dependent states that have formulated no emissions-reduction goals—including Kentucky, Nebraska and Wyoming.”

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