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.
The Factbook shows the U.S. is seeing the lowest annual power sector emissions levels since 1995.
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.
To learn more about the Factbook visit http://bit.ly/1e0x3HB