Blog Posts tagged Wind Energy

Clean, renewable energy, once novel, is now a core part of America’s energy infrastructure. America produces 43 times more solar power than it did in 2007, now producing enough to power more than 5 million average American homes. And America produces seven times as much wind power as it did in 2007, now producing enough to power 21 million homes. The 10 states that have led the nation in adding wind and solar energy since 2007 are listed here. 

Last week, we released Renewables on the Rise, which tracked the growth of five key clean energy technologies – solar, wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and energy storage – over the past decade. In case you missed it, here are some of the key findings.

The dramatic rise of renewable energy and energy efficiency are reason to celebrate – these technologies are proving that they should be front and center in global efforts to fight climate change. Natural gas, on the other hand, brings many of the same problems that fossil fuels have brought for decades. It’s time to put to bed the idea that natural gas can play a major role in any kind of a clean, sustainable future.

The powerful wind blowing along and off the shores of the East Coast contains enough energy to provide more electricity than the region uses in a year, from Miami to D.C., up to New York and Boston. 

America’s drive toward a clean energy future got a big boost this week after Congress renewed two key tax incentives for renewable electricity—the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).