BCSE Factbook: Sustainable energy transforming America’s energy mix
American wind power is helping the transition to cleaner, more sustainable, low-cost sources of electricity in the U.S. energy mix, according to a new report out today.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released their 2016 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, showing American energy productivity has increased by 13 percent from 2007 to 2015. The Factbook also showed retail electric rates have fallen 1.3 percent in real terms between 2014 and 2015.
Clean energy cut electricity bills in 2015 – a “permanent shift” #Factbook @BCSECleanEnergy https://t.co/QLYlH6ycXE pic.twitter.com/h0jfsEF1Pm
— BloombergNEF (@BloombergNEF) February 4, 2016
The Factbook shows the U.S. is seeing the lowest annual power sector emissions levels since 1995.
US power sector emissions fell to lowest annual level since 1995 #Factbook @BloombergNEF https://t.co/2lFqDMMU5c pic.twitter.com/OuyJeMskbd
— BCSE Clean Energy (@BCSECleanEnergy) February 4, 2016
In terms of renewable energy, the report shows wind and solar power’s cost dropping, wind and solar capacity more than quadrupling since 2008, and renewables topping fossil fuels as the new U.S. power source.
#Wind & #solar are quadrupled in capacity since 2008 (from 26GW to 102GW!)@BCSECleanEnergy @BloombergNEF #Factbook https://t.co/XHuCz0uzET
— DavidGardiner&Assoc. (@dgardinera) February 4, 2016
Renewables top fossil fuels as new U.S. power source @Business https://t.co/hJ2HxTiugM @BCSECleanEnergy #Factbook pic.twitter.com/XuZmN08Zrz — BloombergNEF (@BloombergNEF) February 4, 2016
System costs for #solar & #wind are falling quickly – Get the FACTS: https://t.co/ZJr1ZNc8LD #Factbook @BloombergNEF — BCSE Clean Energy (@BCSECleanEnergy) February 4, 2016
To learn more about the Factbook visit http://bit.ly/1e0x3HB