US green energy sector ‘to grow to 216GW by 2025’

The non-hydro renewable energy sector in the US will rise to 216GW by 2025. That’s an annual growth of 5.9% within a decade, new figures from GlobalData revealed. “This suggests […]

By Jacqueline Echevarria

The non-hydro renewable energy sector in the US will rise to 216GW by 2025.

That’s an annual growth of 5.9% within a decade, new figures from GlobalData revealed.

“This suggests that the current US Government, aware of the country’s status as one of the world’s leading carbon emitters, fully supports the growth of clean generation technologies”, it added.

However it also stated the forecast could be subject to the result of the US presidential election next year.

The implementation of green policies is said to differ “considerably” between states.

Chiradeep Chatterjee, GlobalData’s Senior Analyst covering Power said: “Generally, the objectives are ambitious ranging from 10% to 40%, with a variety of target dates. However there is considerable variation between individual states as Hawaii is aiming for renewables to constitute 100% of all energy use by 2045, while South Carolina is targeting just 2% by 2021.”

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