From Georgia to the Dakotas, some of the fastest progress on clean energy development in the United States is occurring in states led by Republican governors and legislators, and states carried by Donald Trump in the presidential election. The five states that get the largest percentage of their power from wind turbines — Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, Oklahoma and North Dakota — all voted for Trump. So did Texas, which produces the most wind power in absolute terms. In fact, 69 percent of the wind power produced in the country comes from states that  Trump carried in November. More than a decade ago, frustrated by federal inaction, climate change activists and clean energy enthusiasts joined forces to push state governments to adopt binding targets for renewable energy. Analysts have found that most states are on track to meet their targets, usually well ahead of schedule.

– via The New York Times / Justin Gillis and 

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