Special Report

States Producing the Most Renewable Energy

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5. Maine
> Electricity from renewables: 74.8% (8.4 million MWh)
> Total electricity generation: 11.3 million MWh (7th lowest)
> Largest renewable energy source: Hydroelectric (3.4 million MWh)
> 10 yr. renewable energy growth: 6.1% (4th lowest)

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4. South Dakota
> Electricity from renewables: 75.1% (8.2 million MWh)
> Total electricity generation: 10.9 million MWh (6th lowest)
> Largest renewable energy source: Hydroelectric (5.3 million MWh)
> 10 yr. renewable energy growth: 167.9% (17th highest)

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3. Washington
> Electricity from renewables: 78.5% (91.0 million MWh)
> Total electricity generation: 115.9 million MWh (11th highest)
> Largest renewable energy source: Hydroelectric (82.2 million MWh)
> 10 yr. renewable energy growth: 10.2% (6th lowest)

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2. Idaho
> Electricity from renewables: 81.8% (14.2 million MWh)
> Total electricity generation: 17.4 million MWh (8th lowest)
> Largest renewable energy source: Hydroelectric (10.7 million MWh)
> 10 yr. renewable energy growth: 47.0% (15th lowest)

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1. Vermont
> Electricity from renewables: 99.6% (2.1 million MWh)
> Total electricity generation: 2.1 million MWh (the lowest)
> Largest renewable energy source: Hydroelectric (1.3 million MWh)
> 10 yr. renewable energy growth: 92.1% (24th lowest)

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