09 Aug '17, 10am

5 Ways The US Is Leading In Renewable Energy - Renewable Energy World

From wind power to electric vehicles and from corporations to consumers, the push for renewables is getting stronger. We’re reflecting on the country’s renewable energy milestones and celebrating future achievements. Here are some of the top highlights and predictions contributing to the nation’s rank as a leader in renewable energy. 1.The growing wind industry: In 2016, the U.S. wind industry invested more than $13.8 billion in projects and its expansion will continue in the coming years. As a result of increased investment, AWEA expects wind-related employment will grow across all 50 states, reaching 248,000 jobs by 2020. With the rise in projects and increase in jobs, the U.S. wind industry is poised to help the global green energy job count reach 10 million over the next few years. 2. Increasing reliable access to renewable-generated power on the grid: Grid operators a...

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