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Renewable energy: who's got it, who's getting it?

The NRDC has just put online maps showing where the renewable enerrbgy rresources of the U.S.
Written by Harry Fuller, Contributor on

The NRDC has just put online maps showing where the renewable enerrbgy rresources of the U.S. are. And each maps shows where there are facilities already useing those resources, or are in planning stage. Click here to check out wind, solar, and biomass resource maps for the U.S.

No surprises but some clear geographical political interests will be at play if the U.S. moves to more renewable energy. The solar is concentrated in the southwestern states. Wind is more scattered but is found in areas of steep geopgraphy and around the Great Lakes. That leaves the flat portions of the southwestern quadrant wind-bereft. Cellulosic biomass favors the Pacific Coast and the Midwest. Meanwhile Biogas is readily available over much of the populous part of the nation except New England. Here you can find a list of state profiles, five completed so far.This set the scene for the expected political shifts and maneuvers that will inevitably influence what renewable energy gets subsidized and developed in the U.S.

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