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The 100% Solution: How States Across the U.S. Are Determining Their Own Clean Energy Futures

Posted by Prusha Hasan and Hannah Polikov on Apr 29, 2020 2:29:42 PM

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In the past five years, 100% clean or renewable has become the new standard of ambition in energy policy. As the map above shows, states across the U.S. are embarking on a path to a 100% clean energy supply.  Today roughly one in three Americans lives in a state, county, or city committed to 100% clean energy.  The latest to join the club is Virginia, which in April passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, making it the first southeastern state to set a 100% target. This would have been unthinkable a few years ago, when AEE began work in the Commonwealth. But now, for a growing number of states, declining costs and clear economic benefits are making clean energy not just a policy aspiration but a compelling value proposition.

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Topics: State Policy Update