Distributed energy resources fall outside the scope of the analysis included in the California report.
Louisiana's wetland resources offer a prime source for carbon sequestration.
As a hub for industrial processes, Louisiana is exploring clean hydrogen as a critical component of its industrial decarbonization strategy moving forward.
Maine has established specific goals and proposed concrete measures regarding carbon sequestration. The report proposes Maine conduct a comprehensive analysis of the state's carbon stocks to allow for measuring and monitoring of the state's carbon sequestration progress. It also proposes establishing a "voluntary, incentive-based forest carbon program" for certain woodland owners and other relevant stakeholders.
Carbon sequestration through nature-based solutions and carbon removal technologies are an important topic of analysis in the Massachusetts report. Massachusetts also provides a land sector supplementary analysis.
Michigan has a goal of deploying 4000 MW of grid-scale storage by 2040.
As a hub of transportation innovation and success, Michigan has set a goal of supporting 2 million electric vehicles on Michigan roads by 2030.
Nuclear is not mentioned at all in the report.
Nuclear remains an important part of New Jersey's energy mix now and moving forward. In 2018, nuclear accounted for 42.5% of the state's electricity.
Transportation currently accounts for over 40% of New Jersey's carbon emissions. The New Jersey report recommends substantial efforts to electrify its transportation sector.
North Carolina views offshore wind as a renewable energy technology with strong economic and emissions reduction potential for the state. Under the category of "clean energy economic development opportunities," North Carolina has identified specific measures to advance offshore wind's potential for the state, including advancing legislative and regulatory actions to support offshore wind, establishing offshore wind partnerships with public and private sector stakeholders, and conducting assessments of offshore wind's potential throughout the value chain and relevant opportunities and barriers to its development.
North Carolina anticipates natural gas will remain an important part of the state's energy mix moving forward. Two of the largest natural gas producers in the country include two of North Carolina's primary utilities, including Dominion and Duke Energy. To assist in emissions reduction efforts while maintaining baseload power generation for reliability purposes, North Carolina is looking to "develop pathways to expand renewable natural gas recovery and usage." (TEXT EDIT PENDING - swap "producers" for "procurers"?)
Offshore wind is projected to play a particularly dominant role as a primary technology in Rhode Island transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity. The 400 MW Revolution Wind offshore wind project represents a significant portion of this offshore wind mix.
Rhode Island only considers solar and wind in its report.
The report articulates a strategy for how Washington can pursue a long-term transition of the natural gas distribution system for decarbonization.
The report is noteworthy in its discussion of green hydrogen and other clean fuels as a potentially viable component of the state's industrial decarbonization efforts.
Although Lake Michigan has been cited as a potential source for offshore wind, the technology is not mentioned in the plan.
Although nuclear is not an existing focus of the state's energy plan moving forward, the development of advanced nuclear technologies may affect the role that nuclear plays in Wisconsin's future energy portfolio.
The report explicitly does not focus on carbon sequestration.
Regarding building electrification, the plan includes a focus on modernizing building codes and deployment of heat pumps.