27 Feb '15, 3pm

Are Utilities or States the Leaders in Renewable Energy and Efficiency?

A June 2014 study by Ceres highlighted the top electric utilities for renewable energy and efficiency . In an article discussing the findings, Utility Dive suggested that there are “wide disparities […] in the extent to which electric utilities currently deliver renewable energy and energy efficiency.” To find the source of these disparities, look no further than the state policies governing these “leaders.” For example, #1 ranked NV Energy (Nevada) is required to meet a 25 percent renewable energy standard by 2025. Xcel Energy, ranked #2 is required to deliver just over 27 percent renewable energy no later than 2020 (a weighted average across its service territories in Minnesota, Colorado, New Mexico, & Wisconsin).* Pacific Gas & Electric (#3), Sempra Energy (#4), and Edison International (#5) are California’s three investor-owned utilities, all facing a 33 percent by 202...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/02...

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