By Commodity.com, LatticePublishing.com, La Crosse Tribune
To determine the states producing the most renewable energy, researchers at Commodity.com used data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to calculate the percentage of total electricity generated from renewable sources. Renewable energy sources include: wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydroelectric. In the event of a tie, the state with the greater five-year growth in renewable electricity production, between 2015 and 2020, was ranked higher. Here are the states that produce the most renewable energy.
Nebraska’s Rank: 15
- Percentage of electricity generated from renewables: 28.9%
- 5-year change in renewable electricity production: +115.7%
- Total electricity generated from renewables (MWh): 10,648,740
- Largest renewable energy source: Wind
See utility-scale wind and solar projects under development in our state at these Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy resources:
Additional Recommended Reading: FACT SHEET: President Biden Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs and Securing U.S. Leadership on Clean Energy Technologies, The White House Briefing Room
MORE NEBRASKA NEWS
- NPPD’s Tom Kent, City of Marlow, Okla.’s Jason McPherson Elected To APPA Board, American Public Power Association
- Lincoln Electric System Issues Energy Storage Request For Proposals, American Public Power Association
- Previously posted about LES’ microgrid referenced in the above article:
A Ready-Made Microgrid at Zero Cost? Yep. A Nebraska Utility Did It, Microgrid Knowledge
UPCOMING OPPD WORKSHOPS
Pathways to Decarbonization WebEx Workshops 5 & 6
Pre-registration is encouraged to receive email reminders and Outlook calendar invites. The workshops are technical in nature and are designed to build from one another. It is highly recommended to watch previously recorded workshops before attending the upcoming ones. A summary video of past workshops is also available.
- Workshop 5: Initial Results
Wednesday, October 27, 4-6 p.m.
- Workshop 6: Final Results
Thursday, December 9, 4-6 p.m.
Click here to learn more and pre-register for both.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
Having [Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominee Willie Phillips Jr.], a Democrat, at FERC could help the agency avoid deadlocks on pending issues such as transmission reforms, natural gas infrastructure reviews and the role aggregated demand response can play in wholesale markets. “FERC is at its best with a full complement of commissioners,” FERC Chairman Richard Glick said Tuesday on Twitter.
Previously Posted: Biden’s FERC nominee could pave the way for the administration’s massive clean energy agenda, Canary Media
- Keep Climate-Smart Agriculture In Build Back Better Bill, Say Lawmakers, Successful Farming
- Welcome, Stranger, to the Real Energy Revolution: Demand Flexibility and Connected Communities, Microgrid Knowledge
- Texas regulators tee up market changes, weatherization standards in response to February crisis, Utility Dive
- Boards facing regulatory scrutiny intensify ESG focus as SEC preps climate risk disclosure rules, Utility Dive
CLIMATE POSITIVE BUSINESSES
Panera bakes plan to go climate positive, GreenBiz Group
On Wednesday, fast-casual food chain Panera Bread announced that it plans to work towards a climate-positive business model by 2050. This means Panera will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits each year. Climate positive suggests that it will go a step beyond the popular net-zero carbon emissions movement that has taken the business world by storm over the past two years with commitments from Unilever, Nestle, Verizon and many others.