Clean Energy Drives a Competitive America
February 22, 2024

This op-ed on the 2024 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook was originally published in The Hill.

By Heather Reams, President, CRES Forum and Lisa Jacobson, President, BCSE

Clean energy is good business, and America is stronger and more competitive because of its clean energy investments.

According to the newly released 2024 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and BloombergNEF, 2023 was yet another record-breaking year for clean energy deployment and investment.

Despite serious market headwinds, from an inflationary price environment and supply chain difficulties to challenges presented by interconnection queues and lengthy permitting processes, clean energy businesses found a way to thrive.

The result? A more diversified energy portfolio, increased clean energy investment and improved energy productivity. And while these results are good for business, they are even more beneficial for the United States as a whole — creating jobs, promoting economic prosperity in communities across the country and strengthening our nation’s energy resilience.

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