Renewable energy use is up sharply in Illinois and slightly in Missouri

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Generation of renewable energy surged in many U.S. states last year with a major jump in Illinois and a minor increase in Missouri, according to a new report by a nonpartisan research group. Nationally, renewable energy climbed 16% in 2022, compared to 2021, according to the Climate Central “WeatherPower Year In Review: 2022.

While that is not enough to meet net-zero emission goals, Climate Central Senior Data Analyst Jen Brady finds the figures encouraging, especially in light of a growing number of renewable energy projects in the country.

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