Which States Are Leading the Renewable Energy Charge?

October 10, 2019
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Some states have transitioned to clean energy more quickly than others, according to the 2018 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report called “Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.”

For instance, between 2013 and 2017, Utah increased its renewable energy production by 212.29% while West Virginia’s renewable energy production decreased by 22.14%. This can be an important consideration for people when deciding where to buy a home.

For prospective homebuyers who want to know, SmartAsset ranked all 50 states based on several metrics such as renewable energy production and carbon dioxide output. California, as expected, is No. 1, and SmartAsset explains how Rhode Island came in second.

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