A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recognized the western states with the most potential for renewable energy projects. With states’ renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements all reaching maturity by 2025 it looks beyond and predicts who will be the renewable energy leaders to come.
The primary renewable energy resources that were investigated were wind power, solar and geothermal. Not surprisingly, Wyoming was listed as one of the top producers of wind power especially when you consider their new wind energy project. Additionally, New Mexico was highlighted as a wind power giant. According to Thomas Stackpole, “By 2025, New Mexico could be producing twice the amount of renewable energy as its required to, meaning it could start selling it to other states.”Read More