Sustainable Energy in America 2017 Factbook

Sustainable Energy in America 2017 Factbook

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) collaborated with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy to create the fifth edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.
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The 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook marks the fifth year that BCSE and BNEF have collaborated to document the transformation of the US energy system and the growing contributions of sustainable energy technologies.

In the past five years, these contributions have been significant, including:

The addition of 76 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy generating capacity, and 39GW of natural gas-fired capacity. Renewables (inclusive of large hydro) and natural gas now meet half of US power demand, up from only 38% in 2011.
A 10% improvement in US energy productivity, meaning the US economy is using 10% less energy to power each unit of growth.
A 4% drop in average retail electricity prices in real terms. In New York, Texas, and Florida, prices have fallen over 10% in that time.
A 12% jump in total gas production, and a 79% surge in shale gas extraction since 2011.
A 12% improvement in vehicle fuel economy, propelled by federal fuel efficiency standards.

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