Renewables and Energy Efficiency
Transitioning to renewable energy is paramount for addressing climate change. Renewable energy sources including solar, hydroelectric, and wind are already established industries in numerous states, and states can continue to bolster their growth by setting Renewable Portfolio Standards or Clean Energy Standards that ultimately increase the amount of electricity on the grid. Increased energy efficiency means reduced costs for consumers and in turn, healthier communities. States are leaders in integrating energy efficiency into their communities–action paramount for climate mitigation. Overall, high energy efficiency results in decreased utility bills for Americans and contributes to healthier communities.
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Renewable energies such as solar and wind are now cheaper than fossil fuels.
The cost savings from energy efficiency are critical for low-income rural and urban households, as well as renters, who typically face a higher energy burden than that of higher-earning households.
Renewable energy development creates jobs for thousands of Americans.