From the moment you flip on your lights and have breakfast to wrapping up your work day and shopping for groceries, the seconds that make up your day are increasingly powered by renewable energy, 像AT这样的公司&T, T - mobile, 星巴克和麦当劳, 通用和丰田, 微软和谷歌, and Target and Walmart make continued – and growing – investments in clean power.在灯箱中打开视频
Clean power encompasses renewable resources that don’t emit greenhouse gases or other emissions, 包括风, 太阳能, 水电, 和地热.
Clean power is increasingly being paired with energy 存储.
No. The costs of wind and 太阳能 have fallen by 70% and 90% over the last decade, making them the most affordable sources in new energy in most parts of the country. 在许多地方, it’s now cheaper to build new wind and 太阳能 projects than it is to continue operating legacy power plants.
是的. 美国.S. now has enough installed clean energy to power 43 million American homes. 太阳能和风能的输出是高度可预测的, giving grid operators ample time to adjust to changes in output, unlike conventional power plants that can unexpectedly and suddenly trip offline. Wind and 太阳能 are also capable of providing many of the same essential reliability services as conventional power plants, 什么是保持灯亮所必需的.
Clean energy sources like wind and 太阳能 are critical parts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change. 它们还能避免颗粒物等空气污染, 氮氧化合物, and sulfur dioxide that create smog and trigger asthma attacks. And wind and 太阳能 save 113 billion gallons of water a year since they don’t need water for cooling, 不像火力发电厂例如化石燃料和核电站.
美国的所有能源.S. 通过税收抵免以某种方式获得激励, 贷款项目, 保险保障, 或其他方法. 从历史上看, clean energy has received a fraction of these incentives—at the end of 2020, federal energy incentives provided to wind and 太阳能 represent only 6.6%的能源激励措施. 通过创新和, 推进技术, 以及改善国内制造业, 风能和太阳能是最重要的 成本最低的新电力来源 in most parts of the country, even accounting for incentives.
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