January 13, 2017 | Number of The Day

New Jersey ranks third among the states when it comes to how easy it makes it for companies to buy renewable energy. The Corporate Clean Energy Index, devised by Greentech Media, a renewable energy website and consultancy, looks at 15 indicators of how companies can procure renewable energies, such as solar or wind.

New Jersey’s strength is in the fact that companies here can easily build onsite solar capacity. Indeed, the state is second in the country for corporate onsite solar, trailing only California. And on a weighted basis – the percentage of renewable energies a state generates – New Jersey far outpaces the Golden State.

Iowa and Illinois are first and second in overall ranking. New Jersey ranks just ahead of California and Texas.