Today’s energy mix in the U.S. is radically different from that of a generation ago.
The 2015 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries — energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas — that are contributing to the country’s move towards cleaner energy production and more efficient energy usage.
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- Natural gas and renewable energy generated more than 40% of U.S. electricity in 2014 and are the source of 93% of new power capacity built in the country since 2000.
- The energy productivity of the U.S. economy increased 11% from 2007 to 2014, as GDP grew 8% and total energy use fell 2.4%.
- Total U.S. investment in clean energy topped $51.8 billion in 2014, the second highest level in the world.
The Sustainable Energy in America Factbook was commissioned by the BCSE and supported by the generous contributions of the following sponsors:
- American Gas Association
- American Wind Energy Association
- Covanta Energy
- First Solar
- Hannon Armstrong
- Ingersoll Rand
- Johnson Controls
- Jupiter Oxygen Corporation
- Kingspan Insulated Panels
- North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
- Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
- Sempra Energy
- Solar Energy Industries Association
- Solar Turbines
About the Factbook Partners
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. With unrivalled depth and breadth, BNEF helps clients stay on top of developments across the energy spectrum from our comprehensive web-based platform. BNEF has 200 staff based in London, New York, Beijing, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Munich, New Delhi, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C., and Zurich.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors. The Council membership also includes independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power, commercial end-users and project developers and service providers for energy and environmental markets.