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The US' greener red states

Wind and solar energy have put down roots across the US and will keep growing even if Washington turns hostile

The US oil and gas industry felt under siege from Washington during the Obama administration's eight years in office. Yet the numbers show it was a golden age of growth in output and brought a breakthrough for the shale industry. The renewables industry could be in for a similar period during the Trump years, with few friends in Washington but a bustling business nonetheless. Progress will be driven by states where support for the sector is broad and bipartisan. As renewables costs have plunged and wind and solar power generation have spread across the country, the conversation around them at the state level has quietly forked off into a far different direction from the discourse in Washing

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