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Maine Ranks


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Energy Assets

This category measures how much energy the state produces and serves as a proxy for the amount of mineral resources and renewable (solar, wind, etc.) assets a state possess.


Energy’s role in the state economy is measured by the ration of state GDP to total energy expenditures.

Diverse Energy Portfolio

States that consume energy from a diversity of sources are better prepared to handle shocks than states that consume from only one source


Affordability is a measure of the energy burden for state residents and is defined by the ratio of personal income per capita to residential energy expenditures


Electricity is a measure of state’s ability to generate electricity to meet the demands of residents and is defined by the ratio of net electricity generation to electricity retail sales.


Each state’s environmental performance is measured by carbon intensity of the state economy which is defined by the ratio of state GDP to total carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel consumption.


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