We know we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s got to start with a commitment to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.
The prospects for transitioning to an economy 100 percent powered by clean, renewable energy are looking up. If January is any indicator, we are headed in the right direction. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), 100 percent of new electricity generation brought on-line in January was from wind and solar.
All of this comes on the heels of a big year for renewable energy in 2015, which saw more solar installed than in any previous year. Wind and solar capacity grew by 15.9 GW and represented a majority of the new power generation that came on-line. And let’s not forget, the extension of federal tax credits will maintain the swift and steady growth of renewable energy.
We’ve got our work cut out for us; working to ensure that a steady ramp up of efficiency and renewable energy replaces dirty sources. But, let’s use January as an example.
We can’t wait to share with you more about the progress of 100 percent renewable energy in 2016! Onward!