SmartAsset names Kentucky No. 19 in states leading the charge on renewable energy

NEW YORK — Kentucky ranks 19th in a recent study by SmartAsset that mulls over multiple factors to rank the United States’ leading the change on renewable energy.

State energy efficiency and renewable energy programs may produce significant benefits for residents including lower fuel and electricity costs, increased grid reliability, better air quality and more job opportunities, according to a 2018 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report called “Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.” Some states have transitioned to clean energy more quickly than others. For instance, between 2013 and 2017, Utah increased its renewable energy production by 212.29% while West Virginia’s renewable energy production decreased by 22.14%. This can be an important consideration for people when deciding where to buy a home.

In this study, SmartAsset looked at some of the states leading the charge on renewable energy. Specifically, they compared states across seven metrics related to renewable energy that include both policies and results. For details on data sources and how all of the information was compiled and added together to create the final rankings visit