Tennessee
TennesseeTennessee was an early adopter of renewable energy and is the home of the first major windfarm in the Southeastern U.S.1
Source:
WBIR, December 2013
http://on.wbir.com/1F2ctHr
Tennessee also has an extensive hydropower industry, and it now gets over 10% of its electricity from renewable sources, one of the highest proportions in the southeastern U.S.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://1.usa.gov/1I0ljpf


Unfortunately, the state is also one of the (very) few states without a renewable portfolio standard or net-metering policy, and that has stunted the growth of Tennessee’s clean energy growth.3 Still, the state’s preeminent utility, the Tennessee Valley Authority, has made acquiring more renewable energy a priority.4
Source:
Tennessee Valley Authority
http://1.usa.gov/1D7YLFc
And the Tennessee Regulatory Authority just approved a transmission project that will deliver wind energy from Oklahoma across the southeast and inject $2 billion of investment into Tennessee.5
Source:
Memphis Business Journal, January 2015
http://bit.ly/1Nmpc9S


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


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