Clean Edge, the world’s first research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector, recently released the U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index to help green tech companies choose which states will be most nurturing for their products.
By tracking more than 4,000 public and private data points across all 50 states, the Index provides the clean energy industry’s most comprehensive and objective analysis and ranking of how all 50 states compare across the spectrum of clean-energy technology, policy, and capital.
According to this report, the top 10 states for clean energy leadership are:
Rankings were derived from over 80 metrics including total electricity produced by clean-energy sources, hybrid vehicles on the road, and clean-energy venture and patent activity.
“The industry needs to move beyond the days of using disaggregated and fragmented data to bolster subjective political claims about a state’s or region’s clean-tech prowess or as the basis of fundamental and significant business decisions,” says Clean Edge cofounder and managing director Ron Pernick. “For the first time, Clean Edge is bringing timely clean-energy data and analysis under one roof, making this a critical tool for clean-tech decision makers within both the public and private sector.”
In addition to annual “report cards” for all 50 states, subscribers of the Clean Edge Clean Energy Leadership Index receive quarterly insight reports that focus on the most important technology, policy, and capital developments, and advisory services to help decision-makers sculpt their clean-energy strategies.
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