Clean and renewable energy is produced or used in every state in America. The total amount of renewable energy – measured in megawatts, gallons of fuel or U.S. households – has never been higher, and companies helping to supply the industry are in almost every American community. The South, Midwest and Mountain states are now seeing the benefits of affordable, clean energy – energy that Americans rely on more every day.

Key Stats

  • 600,000: Sales of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles in 2013 (Source: Business Council for Sustainable Energy,
  • 12.9%: Percent of America’s electricity portfolio generated by renewables (Source: Business Council for Sustainable Energy,
  • 27%: Iowa residences powered by wind energy (Source: Business Council for Sustainable Energy,
  • 5%: Reduction in energy consumption from 2007-2013, thanks in part to energy efficiency measures. (Source: Business Council for Sustainable Energy,
  • 41%: Increase in solar energy added in 2013 compared to 2012. (Source: SEIA,
  • 4.13%: Percentage of U.S. electricity generation that came from wind energy in 2013. (Source: AWEA,
  • 61,108 MW: The amount of wind energy generation capacity installed in the U.S. at the end of 2013 — enough to power over 15.3 million homes. (Source: American Wind Energy Association,
  • 400,000: Amount of residential solar installations operating in the U.S. (Source: Solar Energy Industry Association,
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