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BCSE Factbook: Sustainable energy transforming America’s energy mix

A new report shows America's energy mix is changing, with renewables leading the way.
BCSE Factbook: Sustainable energy transforming America’s energy mix

American wind power is helping the transition to cleaner, more sustainable, low-cost sources of electricity in the U.S. energy mix, according to a new report out today.

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released their 2016 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, showing American energy productivity has increased by 13 percent from 2007 to 2015. The Factbook also showed retail electric rates have fallen 1.3 percent in real terms between 2014 and 2015.

The Factbook shows the U.S. is seeing the lowest annual power sector emissions levels since 1995.

In terms of renewable energy, the report shows wind and solar power’s cost dropping, wind and solar capacity more than quadrupling since 2008, and renewables topping fossil fuels as the new U.S. power source.

To learn more about the Factbook visit

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David Ward is the primary point of contact for all press inquiries and manage AWEA’s day-to-day media relations. He also oversees media monitoring responsibilities and analyzes trends in the news about wind power. He owns a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications from Villanova University and earned a Commendation for Service from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid due to work for the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC).

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