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40% Of America's Energy Is Now Supplied By Renewable Energy, Beating Previous Record

A report by The Business Council of Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg NEF has found that 2022 was a record year for renewables in America, surpassing previous records. In total, 40.6% of total energy consumption in America was supplied by renewable energy in 2022, fulfilling previous renewable energy predictions.

Image of solar panels just outside a city.

During this time, the state of California also surpassed renewable energy records, with the California renewable energy grid setting a new record at 97% renewable energy. This is just one of many achievements the country has achieved regarding renewables.

Some of the rednewables that helped to achieve these encouraging feats include wind power, biomass, wind power, and solar power, to name a few. According to the same report, these areas are also the fastest-growing in the U.S., indicating there is scope for future expansion. Of course, a contributing factor to this success is down to high-levels of investment in the sector, which according to Bloomberg NEF, almost topped a record $50 billion in 2022.

In addition, states such as New York and California have imposed a ban on gas cars by 2035, taking more measures to reduce their carbon footprint. Such measures highlight the increasing awareness from leaders that emissions must be reduced, which is certainly a positive sign.