A growing roster of US corporations, cities and states have been adopting more ambitious renewable energy or carbon-free energy goals, highlighting deep divisions with the Trump administration's energy policy, as well as an at times viciously divided Congress and a chaotic, scandalous federal government environment.
What might all this mean for the US economy, society and the environment? Management consultants Deloitte published a survey on 308 executives across the private and public sectors to gain insight into their renewable energy plans, goals and procurement strategies, including the challenges they face.
"Driven by economic incentives and mounting external pressures for organizations to decarbonize their energy supply, the renewable energy transition has taken root and appears poised to accelerate in the U.S. However, according to survey respondents, better access to renewables as well as policy initiatives and technological advances, would still be needed to help many organizations reach their renewable energy goals," according to Deloitte's "Moving organizational energy use toward 100% renewables— aspiration or destination?".