Missouri has above average potential in many renewable technologies, including wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal.1
Despite that, only 3% of Missouri’s electricity comes from renewables, and the state has yet to develop all of its hydropower resources.2
The state also sends $1.4 billion per year to import coal from out-of-state.3
That’s the fourth-most in the country.
With that being said, the clean energy industry has slowly begun to ramp up. There are 800 megawatts of wind energy currently under development in the state.4
That would increase Missouri’s installed wind capacity by 261%.5
And the state does have a renewable portfolio standard in place. Missouri’s renewable portfolio standard mandates that utilities get 15% of their electricity from renewables by 2021; it includes a 2% solar carve-out.6
Learn more about energy in Missouri with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States