(2) Invest in an Unlimited, Renewable Resource
Renewable energy is pollution-free and can be easily produced domestically, reducing the demand for foreign oil. Investing in renewable energy brings us closer to the goal of decarbonizing the electric grid. Purchasing green electricity supports renewable energy projects and increases the proportion of clean energy on the grid, while driving down the cost of future projects (3).
Since sunlight and wind are available everywhere, nations, states, and communities can produce their own energy. In 2022, 20% of electricity generated in the United States was from renewable resources (4). Solar and wind energy account for more than half of new electricity generation in the country, and that share is rising.
(4) www.energy.gov Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy