Deployment

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

  • 20%: Share of America’s electricity portfolio that will come from wind energy by 2030. (Source: NBC, http://bit.ly/1oZeNnd)
  • 27%: Portion of new electricity capacity added in the U.S. since 2007 that came from wind energy. (Source: U.S. Department of Energy, http://1.usa.gov/1o6D5LS)
  • 12,000 MW: Wind energy capacity in Texas, the most in the U.S. (Source: USA Today, http://usat.ly/1vtSqjw)
  • 120x: Growth of U.S. solar energy capacity in the last 10 years. (Source: Environment Pennsylvania, http://bit.ly/1pX9PJ1)
  • 25,000 square miles: Amount of land, covered by solar panels, necessary to meet the world’s energy needs. That amounts to just 127.5 square miles per country. (Source: Christian Science Monitor, http://bit.ly/1lb26Wa)
  • 1,100 mw: Oregon’s geothermal energy potential, enough to power over 1 million homes. (Source: KTVZ, http://bit.ly/1q3w7yE)
  • 76%: Growth of Massachusetts’ solar energy industry in 2013. (Source: ACORE, bit.ly/IHXwBD)
  • 30 million tons: Amount of trash processed by U.S. waste-to-energy plants per year. (Source: Energy Recovery Council, http://bit.ly/1lNYlFa)
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Resources

Regional Briefing: Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

— American Council On Renewable Energy, May 2014, http://bit.ly/1iHSBQm

Implications of a PTC Extension on U.S. Wind Deployment

— National Renewable Energy Laboratory, April 2014, http://1.usa.gov/1sZXbxo

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