U.S. Clean Energy Trends in 2018

Sustainable Energy Provides Majority of U.S. Electricity

The 2019 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by BloombergNEF, provides up-to-date, accurate market information on the U.S. energy landscape. It includes an in-depth look at the energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy sectors, and covers emerging technology areas such as carbon capture, utilization, and storage; sustainable transportation; and energy storage.

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  • The energy productivity of the U.S. economy has increased by 14% since 2009.
  • Natural gas and renewable energy generated 53% of U.S. electricity in 2018, up from 35% in 2009.
  • Clean energy and energy efficiency support over 3 million American jobs.
  • In 2018, the carbon intensity of the U.S. power sector declined 3.1%.

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The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors. The Council membership also includes equipment manufacturers, independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power, commercial end-users and project developers and service providers for energy and environmental markets.

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