SuperGreen Solutions is part of a growing and thriving industry that provides customers with sustainable energy options to help them save money and save the environment. “Going green” isn’t just a trend. It’s becoming a way of life for millions of people around the world, and now is a great time to become a part of the green energy movement.
But don’t just take our word for it—take a look at these 15 stats that prove the power and positive impact of the green energy industry.
The Green Energy Industry Is Projected to Grow
The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) recently released a report that projected that energy from renewable resources will increase by 10 percent in 2016 and increase by another 5.1 percent in 2017. The EIA is anticipating that more people will begin using renewable energy, a great sign that the energy industry will continue to grow.
In 2013, the International Energy Agency reported that renewable energy accounted for 22 percent of the electricity generated worldwide. Its Renewable Energy Medium-Term Market Report anticipates that by 2020, renewable energy will account for 26 percent of the electricity generated around the world, another great sign that green energy is growing.
Green Energy is the Future
A paper recently published in Nature Climate Change by American Meteorological Society president Dr. Alexander MacDonald argued that wind and solar energy could become America’s primary source of electricity by 2030. NOAA’s press release explains that Dr. MacDonald used sophisticated models to predict the country’s future demands and costs for electricity.
His paper highlighted that having the right infrastructure to deliver energy efficiently will be the key to making renewable energy America’s primary source of electricity.
Even more encouraging is that several nations are using renewable energy for 100 percent of their energy usage, according to green energy researcher Clean Edge.
Iceland and other small island nations have become completely reliant on green energy, as have the states Schleswig-Holstein in Germany and Carinthia in Austria. Clean Edge also reports several U.S. states have set goals to become more dependent on green energy:
- California has set a goal of becoming 50 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2030.
- Vermont has set a goal of becoming 75 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2032.
- Hawaii has set a goal of becoming 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2045.
Many major corporations such as Facebook, Goldman Sachs, and Google are also aiming to become 100 percent reliant on green sustainable energy. The EPA reports that Microsoft, Intel, Apple, and Kohl’s department stores all run entirely on green energy.
Green Energy Is Having Great Positive Impact
In the report referenced above, the EIA also projected that carbon dioxide emissions from coal and other fossil fuels will decrease during 2016, a sign of the great work that the green energy industry is doing to lessen negative impacts on the environment. The Union of Concerned Scientists also reported:
- 25 percent dependence on renewable energy would decrease carbon emissions by 277 million metric tons.
- Green energy lessens water consumption for cooling in coal- or gas-powered plants. If 80 percent of energy came from renewable resources, water consumption would decrease by 47 percent.
- Renewable energy resources have the potential to provide 118 times the amount of electricity that the United States
In 2014, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica both demonstrated the economic power of green sustainable energy. Take Part reports that the economies of both countries grew from 2014 to 2015, while greenhouse emissions decreased thanks to renewable energy. A fifth of the United Kingdom’s energy comes from renewable energy, and Costa Rica is totally reliant on renewable energy.
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