Friday, February 5, 2016

USA: Renewables Generate an Energy Revolution

A Landmark Year for US Energy Evolution (BCSE)

Clean energy, natural gas consumption, and energy efficiency rise, as coal burn and CO2 emissions fall and power prices stay flat in watershed 2015, new study finds

New energy technologies in the US made further critical advances and locked in long-term gains in 2015, according to a new study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE).  Among other achievements, energy efficiency continued to rise, renewable power generation set new records, and natural gas consumption and production surged as CO2 emissions fell to levels not seen since the 1990s, while power prices remained flat.

These and other trends are chronicled in BNEF and BCSE’s fourth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, a 150-slide almanac of key facts and figures on the evolution of the US energy sector.  The Factbook includes an analysis of the year in energy and demonstrates that energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy combined to contribute to a dramatic shift in generation and consumption of energy in the US over the past year.

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