California Once Again Tops the U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index

By David Middleton – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

The featured image is a photo of a greenschist from the French Alps.

For some reason, the following article from EcoWatch and the NRDC made me think of something that sounds like greenschist:

Top 10 States Leading the Renewable Energy Revolution

 By Ralph Cavanagh

California continues to lead the way on clean energy, but energy efficiency and renewables are gaining major ground across the country, a new ranking of states and cities shows. Six states now get at least a fifth of their power from non-hydro renewable sources such as wind and solar—further confirmation that regardless of the Trump administration’s efforts to promote fossil-fuel interests, clean energy is making undeniable inroads.

The Golden State and Massachusetts lead the eighth annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index from the research firm Clean Edge for a fifth year in a row, the latter bolstered by its strong record of energy efficiency and private investment in clean tech. Vermont, Oregon and New York round out the top five.

[…]

EcoWatch

I just couldn’t resist comparing electricity prices to the “Clean Tech Leadership Index” (CTLI) and I was not disappointed.  Six of the ten States with the most expensive electricity are in the CTLI top ten.

 CTLI Rank Residential ¢/kWh Rank
Hawaii     55.5 10 29.04 1
Alaska     17.6 21.58 2
Connecticut     58.7 6 20.06 3
Massachusetts     77.8 2 19.84 4
New Hampshire     44.6 18.98 5
California     92.0 1 18.87 6
Rhode Island     51.3 18.01 7
Vermont     72.2 3 17.39 8
New York     63.6 5 17.02 9
Maine     45.5 15.92 10
New Jersey     44.7 15.57 11
Michigan     50.1 15.38 12
Wisconsin     34.5 14.51 13
Maryland     46.9 14.16 14
Pennsylvania     42.2 14.08 15
Delaware     43.3 13.86 16
Illinois     55.3 13.76 17
Kansas     16.9 13.3 18
Alabama     18.1 12.82 19
New Mexico     48.1 12.76 20
South Carolina     28.6 12.64 21
Minnesota     55.9 9 12.58 22
Ohio     35.0 12.35 23
Nevada     36.9 12.13 24
Indiana     24.6 11.99 25
Colorado     58.4 7 11.89 26
Florida     20.7 11.76 27
Arizona     32.8 11.73 28
Georgia     25.6 11.73 29
Iowa     36.1 11.65 30
Mississippi     12.1 11.53 31
West Virginia     14.5 11.52 32
Virginia     35.9 11.46 33
Texas     40.2 11.31 34
South Dakota     21.7 11.11 35
North Carolina     36.5 11 36
Wyoming     13.6 10.91 37
Utah     38.9 10.74 38
Montana     29.0 10.74 39
Tennessee     25.5 10.63 40
Oklahoma     21.8 10.54 41
Nebraska     17.0 10.52 42
Oregon     69.6 4 10.51 43
Kentucky     22.2 10.48 44
Missouri     28.6 10.43 45
Idaho     36.6 9.92 46
Arkansas     23.5 9.85 47
North Dakota       8.0 9.56 48
Louisiana     14.1 9.46 49
Washington     57.4 8 9.28 50

Oregon and Washington benefit from massive hydroelectric resources, while Hawaii and Alaska have expensive electricity due to their remoteness.  So, I cross-plotted electricity prices vs. CTLI for all 50 States and 46 States (deleting AK, HI, OR & WA).

Elec_CTLI

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