The U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map shows the economic impact of clean energy growth across the country. The map is a non-partisan, free-to-use public resource that captures investments and jobs in the U.S. wind, solar and energy efficiency industries.
The map presents users with data from established industry sources and examines the economic contribution of clean energy from the national level down to the state voting district. Equipped with economic data, map users, including citizens, advocates and policymakers, can understand how investments in energy projects impact the local, state and national economy and make informed decisions about energy policies.
Clean energy innovation and growth have transformed the U.S. energy sector over the past decade. Wind and solar have seen remarkable drops in cost over the past eight years — 66 percent and 85 percent, respectively. Electricity from solar and wind is cheaper than coal and natural gas in many markets. This shift has opened up the market to a mix of power sources, diversifying our country’s energy portfolio.
By consolidating government and industry data on the clean energy sector, the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map serves as a singular resource for analyzing the economic impact of wind, solar and energy efficiency across geographic regions and voting districts. The map uses national data that are developed using conservative methods and disaggregated at the electoral jurisdiction level. It illustrates the economic progress clean energy has facilitated down to a hyperlocal level, and provides citizens, advocates and politicians with the credible information they need to make informed decisions about energy policies. With direct insight into the number of clean energy jobs and investments in their local communities and home states, map users can leverage economic facts to promote the sector’s growth.
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