Texas ranks first in carbon-free power production (130.6 million MWh), with wind accounting for 64% of that output. Illinois produced the second-highest volume of carbon-free power (114.2 MWh), with nuclear accounting for 86.5% of the output. California produced the third-highest volume (96.5 MWh) with a balanced portfolio including hydropower (38.3 MWh), solar (28.3 MWh), nuclear (16.2 MWh), and wind (14.5 MWh) making up the state’s total electricity production. California is followed by Pennsylvania, Washington, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee, all supported by large contributions from nuclear and hydropower. Source: Hitachi ABB Power Grids
States with the highest volume of electricity production in 2019, coming from zero-carbon resources, MWh
The solar boom arrives in Ohio: Overwhelming demand is turning the state into a solar hotbed, despite a decade of policies hostile toward renewables. Right now, Ohio has barely 100 megawatts of utility-scale solar power. By this time next year, it is likely to have more than 400 megawatts. And if every project that has filed papers with state regulators gets built, the total would exceed 5,000 megawatts by the mid-2020s. So what’s going on here? Ohio’s solar market is booming because of flat and inexpensive land and high demand for solar from companies that are trying to meet clean energy commitments. And it is happening despite years of hostility toward renewable energy on the part of state lawmakers and the governor. Source: Inside Climate News
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