Clean energy is sweeping across America. In 2020, America generated almost four times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2011, with wind and solar now producing 11% of the nation’s electricity. Advances in energy efficiency, electric vehicles, battery storage, electric home heating and other technologies mean that it is now more possible than ever to envision a future powered by renewable energy.
The recent growth of renewable energy in the United States is no accident – it’s the result of strong leadership by key states, as well as supportive federal policies. Renewables on the Rise 2021 tracks the growth and improvement of clean energy technologies over the last decade and makes the case for a bold commitment to a clean energy future.