Future of the Environment

2020 was a record year for US renewables. This is what needs to happen next

U.S. is on the road to a renewable future. Image: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Lori Bird

Director, US Energy Program and Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Katrina McLaughlin

Research Analyst, U.S. Energy team.


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Comparison of Renewable Energy Installation Rates Called for in Studies of Decarbonization Pathways in the Power Sector Image: WRI
Decarbonization Study Estimates of Renewable Energy Needed Compared to Projected Installations by 2030 Image: WRI
Studies show clean energy installation rates will need to be 2-3 times current levels to meet national clean energy targets. Image: Photo by Oregon Department of Transportation/Flickr
2020 was a record year for U.S. renewable energy deployment, nearly doubling the amount of wind, solar and battery storage capacity added in 2019. Image: Photo by Dennis Schroeder for NREL/Flickr

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