Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Earthjustice has released an interactive map displaying where states currently stand on renewable energy with reference to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rules on greenhouse-gas emissions for power plants.
The proposed plan sets different goals for each state to reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. As one of the ‘building blocks’ to meet these goals, the EPA estimated what each state could do to increase the share of renewable energy in its power mix.
Earthjustice's map shows how the states stack up on clean energy by tracking each state's largest electricity sources, renewable energy usage, policies currently in place to reduce carbon emissions, and current renewable energy goals versus the renewable energy targets that the EPA developed in order to set proposed state-by-state limits on carbon pollution.
‘With the comment period for the plan ending the first of December, we need to support these limits, while also demanding a more ambitious final rule that reflects the role that renewable energy can and must play in tackling climate change,’ says Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice's vice president of litigation for climate and energy.
The interactive map can be found here.