Reaping the Rewards
How State Renewable Electricity Standards are Cutting Pollution, Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Fueling a Clean Energy Boom

Executive Summary

More than half of the nation’s 50 states have adopted renewable electricity standards (RES) – policies that require utilities to obtain a minimum percentage of renewable energy for their customers. Reaping the Rewards shows that state that have adopted RES policies are leading the nation in the production of clean energy, while reducing pollution, curbing reliance on fossil fuels, and creating exciting new economic opportunities.