Comparison of State Renewable Energy Mandates

Aside

Ohio’s mandates (127-SB221) are modest.

TABLE OF STATE RENEWABLE ENERGY MANDATES

23 States have more ambitious goals than Ohio

20 states have earlier target times

13 states have both

  Mandate % Elect. Year
AZ 15 2025
CA 33 2020
CO 30 2020
CT 27 2020
DC 20 2020
DE 25 2026
HI 40 2030
IA 105 MW
IL 25 2025
KS 20 2020
MA 22.1 2020
MD 20 2022
ME 10 2017
MI 10 & 1,100Mw 2015
MN 25 2025
MO 15 2021
MT 15 2015
NC 12.5 2021
NH 24.8 2025
NJ 20.38 2021
NM 20 2020
NV 25 2025
NY 29 2015
OH 12.5 2024
OR 25 2025
PA 18 2021
RI 16 2020
TX 5,880 MW 2015
WA 15 2020
WI 10 2015

“True” Cost of Energy

There is an article on ‘true costs’ for almost every energy technology. Usually these articles start with the price someone pays and adds hidden costs. Then the authors ‘prove’ that the technology is uncompetitive. Such articles are great fodder for those promoting a particular viewpoint. Below is is a random selection of such articles gathered in about two hours via Google. I am sure I could provide a better selection with more effort, but I don’t think it worthwhile.

BIOMASS: Frank Munger, “IG report: ORNL biomass steam plant costing millions more than it should” knoxblogs.com/atomiccity, 27 August 2013

COAL: Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, “Mining Coal, Mounting Costs: the Life Cycle Consequences of Coal” (c. 2010)

 

ETHANOL: John Miller, The Energy Collective, . “Is Ethanol a Cost Effective Solution to Climate Change?”, 27 Jan. 2013

 

NATURAL GAS:  Environment America Research and Policy Center,   “The Costs of Fracking”, September 20, 2012

 

NUCLEAR: Joseph Romm, “The Staggering Cost of New Nuclear Power”, Center for American Progress, 5 Jan. 2009

 

SOLAR: Alan M Aszkler, “The Real Cost of Solar Energy”, American Thinker, 11 July 2011

 

WIND: Jonathan A. Lesser, “The High Cost of Low-Value Wind Power”, Regulation (Spring 2013), pp. 22-27