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U.S. incentives for energy efficiency and renewables by state 2019

Leading U.S. states based on number of incentives and policies for renewables and energy efficiency as of March 2019

U.S. incentives for energy efficiency and renewables by state 2019 This statistic displays the leading U.S. states, based on the number of incentives and policies used by the state to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy as of March 2019. During this time, Minnesota was ranked second with 183 incentives and policies.
Renewable energy policies – additional information

Investment in clean energy worldwide has increased in recent years from some 72.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2005 to 280 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. As the importance of deploying renewables has become more urgent, countries have begun to develop policies to encourage the development of renewable energy projects.

As of March 2019, California had the highest number of incentives and policies in the United States that were dedicated to renewables and energy efficiency, totaling some 227 regulations. In comparison, West Virginia had 13 policies. A large majority of incentives and policies used to promote renewables and energy efficiency in the U.S. are rebate programs, totaling over 1,133 programs.

Based on clean technology policies, California had 15 regulations and mandates and about 14 incentives. In January 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission decided to preserve the state’s retail rate net metering policy. Customers will have to pay some 2 to 3 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour for energy consumed from the grid. Overall in the first quarter of 2016, about 35 percent of actions related to renewable energy in the United States related to net metering policies, while about 27 percent are residential fixed charged increases. Net metering is a type of policy that allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity to feed their unused electricity back into the grid. This electricity provides a credit against periods of time where the consumer’s electricity use exceeds the output of the system. In return, customers must only pay for their net energy consumption.
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This statistic displays the leading U.S. states, based on the number of incentives and policies used by the state to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy as of March 2019. During this time, Minnesota was ranked second with 183 incentives and policies.
Renewable energy policies – additional information

Investment in clean energy worldwide has increased in recent years from some 72.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2005 to 280 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. As the importance of deploying renewables has become more urgent, countries have begun to develop policies to encourage the development of renewable energy projects.

As of March 2019, California had the highest number of incentives and policies in the United States that were dedicated to renewables and energy efficiency, totaling some 227 regulations. In comparison, West Virginia had 13 policies. A large majority of incentives and policies used to promote renewables and energy efficiency in the U.S. are rebate programs, totaling over 1,133 programs.

Based on clean technology policies, California had 15 regulations and mandates and about 14 incentives. In January 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission decided to preserve the state’s retail rate net metering policy. Customers will have to pay some 2 to 3 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour for energy consumed from the grid. Overall in the first quarter of 2016, about 35 percent of actions related to renewable energy in the United States related to net metering policies, while about 27 percent are residential fixed charged increases. Net metering is a type of policy that allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity to feed their unused electricity back into the grid. This electricity provides a credit against periods of time where the consumer’s electricity use exceeds the output of the system. In return, customers must only pay for their net energy consumption.
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