About 57.6 percent of electricity generated in Iowa came from renewable sources, according to the report.

No other state had more than half of its electricity come from renewable sources.

Kansas was the next highest state with 43.4 percent, followed by Oklahoma with 35.5 percent, South Dakota with 32.9 percent and North Dakota with 30.8 percent.


Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy has 35 wind farms in the state, according to its website, and 83.6 percent of its electricity in 2020 came from renewable sources.

Source: Iowa ranks first in renewable energy use, according to new report - The Gazette

Good news like this is always welcome. This is also great news for the growing percentage of EVs in Iowa. Between our solar panels and ~84% wind, I wonder how often we aren’t using renewables.