ACORE Releases 50-State Report on Renewable Energy

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) this week released a report highligting the renewable energy sector in every U.S. state.

"Renewable Energy in America: Markets, Economic Development and Policy in the 50 States" compiles financial, renewable energy resource potentials, market and policy information in an online format.

“We have produced this report for busy officials, executives and professionals who need ready-access to information,” said Michael Eckhart, ACORE President. “The report will also serve to educate the public with our unique summary format.”

“The U.S. renewable market was approximately $15 billion-$20 billion in 2009 as measured by project financings. Despite the continuing financial crisis and related recession which slowed market growth, the U.S. has experienced a 5-year renewable energy market growth rate of 24%, with much of that progress happening at the state and municipal levels,” continued Eckhart. “The report captures that data in a very concise way.”

The report notes each state’s highlights regarding their renewable energy market and recent economic development activity. Installed capacity and projects in development are provided for each state and provide a further picture of which renewable resources are actually in development. Resource maps highlight selected renewable resources within each state.  Finally, the Report includes a list of key policies in place within each state.

“There has been significant progress for renewables over the past five years, in particular, with much of the action guiding that progress occurring at the state and local levels,” said ACORE’s Heidi VanGenderen, Director, National & Regional Outreach, who provided support to lead authors Lesley Hunter and Evan Schmitt. “The progress that has been made is uneven, however, and differs significantly state to state. The uneven nature results from a number of factors: differing renewable resources; the viability of commercial scale deployment of these differing renewable resources; and, the policies that exist within each state to name a key few.”

The online Report will be updated quarterly. It is available at the link below.

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