Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency: 2014 Facts and Figures

Here’s some numbers to think about . . . .  $51.8 billion: the total of U.S. investment in clean energy in 2014. 40%: the amount of U.S. electricity generated by natural gas and renewable energy in 2014. 93%: the amount of new power capacity sourced from natural gas and renewable energy built in the country since 2000. 11%: the amount that the energy productivity of the U.S. economy grew from 2007 to 2014. 1.4%: the amount that U.S. energy productivity has increased since 2013. You can find these and many other facts about energy efficiency, renewable energy, and natural gas in the 2015 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. This third annual summary is produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Its summary numbers make very enlightening reading.

John Howell, Editorial Director