America Could Get 10 Percent Of Its Energy From Solar Power By 2030

Posted by Mike Confino, November 24, 2014

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Right now, solar power only comprises 0.23 percent of America’s electricity generation. But that percentage has the potential to skyrocket to 10 percent in the next 30 years, according to a report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

Though the figure might sound impossible to some, the report’s authors say the goal can be met, so long as the United States implements ambitious policy goals for solar energy. Those include a number of federal policies, including extending tax credits for solar energy, funding research for new solar-related innovation, and factoring renewable energy goals into the White House’s plan to fight global warming.

via America Could Get 10 Percent Of Its Energy From Solar Power By 2030 | ThinkProgress.

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