Thursday, November 5, 2015

USA: 100% of all geothermal power is located in the 13 western U.S. states

ACORE Releases Its 2015 Renewable Energy in the 50 States Western Region Report (News Release)

The annual update of the American Council On Renewable Energy's (ACORE) Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report was released today at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West) in San Francisco. Fully redesigned for 2015, this report examines state energy policies and programs, investment, and market openness in the renewable energy sector in the thirteen western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY).

This year's update to the Western Region Report notes that in 2014, the western renewable energy sector attracted nearly half of the country's combined venture capital, private equity, and asset finance investment and produced roughly one third of the region's total electricity generation -- compared to about 13 percent nationally. In fact, the report notes that half of the nation's total renewable power capacity is located in these states, including 60 percent of all hydro, 70 percent of all solar, and 100 percent of all geothermal power.

Download ACORE's 2015 Renewable Energy in the 50 States: Western Region report

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