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WashingtonThere’s no doubt that Washington is a clean energy powerhouse: the state leads the U.S. in renewable energy generation, and more than 75% of its electricity comes from renewables.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, June 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1xHRKJo
In fact, it generates nearly 1/3rd of the nation’s hydropower,2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, June 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1F2ToVn
and it is also among the nation’s leader in wind energy.3
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/1FVfPPo


All of that renewable energy is a large part of the reason the state has the cheapest electricity prices in country.4
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://1.usa.gov/1NnfDaA
And there’s still plenty of renewable resources left to develop. According to the Department of Energy, Washington has over 7 GW of untapped hydropower,5
Source:
U.S. Department of Energy, April 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1CiodEt
not to mention its abundant wave, ocean, and geothermal resources. The state’s solar industry supports 2,400 jobs in-state,6
Source:
Solar Energy Industries Association
http://bit.ly/1IGg4Mg
and it has significant offshore wind potential.7
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1zaqYYE


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


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