Special Report

America's Least and Most Environmentally-Friendly States

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5. California
> Energy generated from renewable sources in 2018: 36.3% — 8th highest
> Energy generated from fossil fuels: 0.9% — 4th lowest
> Green industry employment: 18.7% — 4th highest (total green jobs: 3,249,193)
> Avg. annual particle pollution (PM2.5): 9.5 ug/m3 — 17th highest
> Share of pop. with a long commute and driving alone: 41.2% — 8th highest
> Share of pop. carpooling and using public transit: 24.3% — 10th highest

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4. Idaho
> Energy generated from renewable sources in 2018: 66.9% — 3rd highest
> Energy generated from fossil fuels: 0.1% — the lowest
> Green industry employment: 16.6% — 12th highest (total green jobs: 121,100)
> Avg. annual particle pollution (PM2.5): 7.4 ug/m3 — 17th lowest
> Share of pop. with a long commute and driving alone: 22.9% — 9th lowest
> Share of pop. carpooling and using public transit: 19.3% — 25th highest

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3. Oregon
> Energy generated from renewable sources in 2018: 58.1% — 4th highest
> Energy generated from fossil fuels: 2.3% — 9th lowest
> Green industry employment: 20.9% — the highest (total green jobs: 401,577)
> Avg. annual particle pollution (PM2.5): 7.9 ug/m3 — 21st lowest
> Share of pop. with a long commute and driving alone: 29.2% — 15th lowest
> Share of pop. carpooling and using public transit: 27.0% — 7th highest

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2. Washington
> Energy generated from renewable sources in 2018: 70.8% — 2nd highest
> Energy generated from fossil fuels: 5.0% — 12th lowest
> Green industry employment: 19.7% — 2nd highest (total green jobs: 666,453)
> Avg. annual particle pollution (PM2.5): 7.4 ug/m3 — 17th lowest
> Share of pop. with a long commute and driving alone: 36.6% — 14th highest
> Share of pop. carpooling and using public transit: 27.8% — 5th highest

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1. Vermont
> Energy generated from renewable sources in 2018: 82.7% — the highest
> Energy generated from fossil fuels: 0.1% — 2nd lowest
> Green industry employment: 13.8% — 16th lowest (total green jobs: 42,941)
> Avg. annual particle pollution (PM2.5): 6.5 ug/m3 — 12th lowest
> Share of pop. with a long commute and driving alone: 30.8% — 19th lowest
> Share of pop. carpooling and using public transit: 23.9% — 13th highest