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Top Ten States for Clean Energy

CleanEdge recently issued a report entitled U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index, which ranked states in terms of clean energy.   California leads in the technology and capital categories, but for policy, the number one state is Washington.  Massachusetts ranks first in regulations and mandates, and Illinois is the top state for incentives.  

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Here's the top ten list:

  1. California
  2. Oregon
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Washington
  5. Colorado
  6. New York
  7. Illinois
  8. Connecticut
  9. Minnesota
  10. New Jersey 

CleanEdge's report begins with the sad but true statement:  "With the arrival of the newlyelected 112th Congress, likelihood of any significant progress on a focusedfederal clean-energy strategy in the United States is doubtful – and that’snot good news for the U.S. in its leadership battle with China, Japan, Germany, and other nations in this increasingly critical global industry."

Read the entire report.