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The Difference Between Real and Fake Energy Policy
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NYT:  How Does Your State Make Electricity?

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How Nevada generated electricity from 2001 to 2017

Percentage of power produced from each energy source

Natural gas edged out coal as Nevada’s top electricity generation source in 2005. The state’s largest coal plant, the Mohave Generating Station, went offline at the end of that year, further shrinking coal’s role in the state’s power mix. More Nevada coal generators have shuttered since then because of competition from cheap natural gas and state laws that require renewable energy development.

Last year, natural gas provided nearly 70 percent of electricity produced in the state, followed by solar power, which supplied 12 percent of the state’s generation. Until recently, Nevada required that 25 percent of the electricity sold by utilities in the state come from renewable sources by 2025. In November, Nevadans voted to increase that requirement to 50 percent by 2030.

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How Hawaii generated electricity from 2001 to 2017

Percentage of power produced from each energy source

Hawaii has relied heavily on imported petroleum to make electricity for the past two decades. But the state has a bold plan to generate all of its power from local renewable sources by 2045.

Last year, renewables accounted for a fourth of the power produced in Hawaii, up from less than a tenth in 2001. Solar generation, mostly from small-scale rooftop panels, has grown rapidly in the state over the past five years.

read … The New York Times

Panos Prevedouros: The difference between real energy policy and fake energy policy.

2015: Clean Energy Fail: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08  (Don't read this it will make your head explode.)

2019: Report: Hawaii Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop After Aviation Emissions Reclassified as 'International'

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