Clean Energy Momentum: Ranking State Progress (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Geothermal energy helps California and other western states figure high in renewable energy rankings
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) created the Clean Energy Momentum State Ranking. While the federal government can play important roles in making efficiency, renewable
energy, and vehicle electrification a national priority, states can be a consistent, powerful, positive force as well.
California, a stellar all-around performer, leads the way on clean energy momentum. The Golden State appears in eight top-10 lists. It is tops in electric vehicle adoption and one of the top five on six other metrics: residential
solar capacity per household, energy savings, clean energy jobs, renewable electricity standard targets, ease of corporate renewable energy procurement, and carbon