America has almost unlimited wind and solar resources, enough to power the nation many times over.
Renewable energy technology is rapidly improving. In 2019, the average installed wind turbine had 42 percent greater power capacity than one installed in 2010. And in 2019, the median new residential solar panel was 37 percent more efficient than one installed in 2010.
While the costs of clean energy technologies are plummeting. The cost of wind power fell by 71 percent and utility-scale solar by 90 percent from 2009 to 2020.
More than ever before, we can use clean energy to power more of our lives. We can make this energy go farther. From 2010 to 2020, the median driving range of electric vehicles (EVs) quadrupled.
And we can waste less. Energy efficiency and electrification have the potential to cut energy use in half by 2050.
America has the renewable resources and the technology to shift away from fossil fuels. Now we need more states and cities, and the federal government, to make strong commitments to a 100 percent clean and renewable energy future.