January 11, 2017
By Joshua S. Hill (click here)
A new study (click here) has concluded that states like Iowa, California, & Texas, which have strong clean energy industries, are also attracting businesses and creating jobs in the thousands.
The “groundbreaking study” released this week by the US Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) (click here) ranked all 50 US states based on the ease with which some of America’s “most recognizable brands” are able to procure domestic renewable energy. The study — Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings, compiled by Clean Edge on behalf of RILA and ITI — concluded that not only is a strong state clean energy program beneficial for creating economic growth and more jobs, but the report also showed that demand for clean energy among retailers and technology companies is expected to skyrocket to 60 gigawatts by 2025.
The ranking of America’s 50 states are as follows:...
Alabama is 50th with a score of 1.82. (click here) Does Alabama have clean and alternative energy in their vocabulary? Alabama leaders, if not impeached, might try introducing the language as a start.