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    Here's a nice infographic on the 50 states and some interesting fact for which they are known.

  • Airese West

    *Last Modified: June 10th, 2014 More on How We Ranked Each State’s Energy Policy: When ranking each state’s energy policy, we looked at three key factors: how much the state is doing to encourage energy efficiency through its policies and practices, how much the state is doing to encourage renewable energy through its policy and practices, and how much the state is doing to encourage solar energy adoption specifically (both residential and commercial) through its policy and practices. We also oh-so-subjectively awarded extra points for any special accomplishments such as significantly lowering the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Primary sources that informed our scoring include the 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the 2010 State Summary of Renewable Energy Portfolios and the 2010 State Summary Solar Report Card by Solar Power Rocks ( What Is ? makes it easier and more affordable for homeowners to go solar by negotiating deals on solar energy on behalf of homeowners. Since 2008, has hosted hundreds of deals on solar energy in over 40 U.S. states and helped thousands of homeowners go solar. We’ve been featured in dozens of publications and programs including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, USA Today, Marketplace, Wired, and GOOD Magazine. In 2010, sponsored the first-ever solar deal on and received a Heart of Green Award for “Best New Innovation.” Want to find out if there’s a deal on solar in your area? Sign up for (it’s free). Not ready to go solar, but want to help take solar mainstream? Tell your friends about . More Sources for The State Superlatives: Alabama: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska: National Center for Health Statistics and Bureau of Census data Colorado: Calorie Lab Connecticut: LA Times / Measure of America Study Hawaii: DOE / Census Bureau / Optimal Deployment of Solar Index (OSDI) Illinois: 2009 National Gang Threat Assessment Maine: State Health Facts Mississippi: Calorie Lab Nebraska: National Agricultural Statistics Service Nevada: RealtyTrac / National Survey on Drug Use and Health Rhode Island: 2006 and 2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health data on people age 12 or older / Texas: Utah: CDC / Smoking Rates by State / Top Ten States for Jobs Vermont: Morgan Quitno Index West Virginia: Center for Disease Control and Prevention Wyoming: US Energy Information Administration / US Census Bureau By Shannon Coulter //

  • Kristi Strommen

    fun facts- Social Studies- states

  • Lisa Geng Davidson

    Every State is number one in something, but some claims to fame are pretty surprising. This infographic, created for One Block Off The Grid, shows what states are best at what – complete with an indicator of whether or not each state is forward thinking in energy policy.

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