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

  • 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)
  • 2,700: Homes powered by the solar array at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest solar array at a sports venue in the world. (Source: Indianapolis Star, http://indy.st/1iWuGyF)
  • 79%: Growth of the solar industry in Q1, 2014, compared to the same period last year. (Source: Bloomberg, http://bloom.bg/Shtl9o)
  • 72%: Percent of Ohio voters that favor renewable energy over fossil fuel power plants. (Source: Cleveland Plain-Dealer, http://bit.ly/1qMrAgu)
  • 600,000: Sales of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles in 2013 (Source: Business Council for Sustainable Energy, http://bit.ly/1ivAKKL)
  • 12.9%: Percent of America’s electricity portfolio generated by renewables (Source: Business Council for Sustainable Energy, http://bit.ly/1ivAKKL)
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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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