Missouri
MissouriMissouri has above average potential in many renewable technologies, including wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal.1
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1zaqYYE
Despite that, only 3% of Missouri’s electricity comes from renewables, and the state has yet to develop all of its hydropower resources.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, February 2015
http://1.usa.gov/1EHvmMV
The state also sends $1.4 billion per year to import coal from out-of-state.3
Source:
Union of Concerned Scientists, August 2014
http://bit.ly/1zBUqpw
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
Source:
Natural Resources Defense Council
http://on.nrdc.org/1IztDgL
That would increase Missouri’s installed wind capacity by 261%.5
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/1xiA7PF
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
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1bxXACJ


Learn more about energy in Missouri with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Apr 23, 2015  |    Environmental Entrepreneurs, April 2015


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