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The best state for green energy? The Lone (Star) answer

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StateGreen energy (in thousand megawatt hours)% of U.S. green energyStateGreen energy (in thousand megawatt hours)% of U.S. green energy
1. Texas5,927,34412.76. Oklahoma2,164,7084.6
2. California5,523,50811.97. Iowa1,867,9974.0
3. Washington4,823,90910.48. Kansas1,406,4053.0
4. New York2,846,6106.29. Illinois1,165,7292.5
5. Oregon2,338,4665.110. No. Dakota1,149,3852.5
StateGreen energy (in thousand megawatt hours)% of U.S. green energyStateGreen energy (in thousand megawatt hours)% of U.S. green energy
1. Delaware5,6430.06. Hawaii93,4870.2
2. Rhode Island18,6770.07. Alaska97,2280.2
3. Mississippi28,6450.18. New Jersey112,8360.2
4. Connecticut45,3010.19. Vermont161,4750.3
5. Louisiana79,8620.210. New Hampshire169,8510.5

But wait! There’s another way to rank the best green energy states

State% of energy from green sourcesState% of energy from green sources
South Dakota87.4Maine48.5
Vermont81.0Oklahoma37.4
Idaho80.6North Dakota35.8
Washington64.9Iowa35.3
Oregon57.4Kansas33.9

So where is Texas using this metric? It comes in 21st, with 15.8 percent of the power it produces coming from green sources. Mississippi is last, with only 0.6 percent of its energy coming from green methods. The national average is 14.3 percent.

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