How the Midwest Can Advance the Future of Renewable Energy
- May 28, 2021 4:05 pm GMT
California might be leading the charge for renewable energy, but that alone isn’t enough. Despite a 46-fold increase in solar generation from 2008 to 2018, fossil fuels still make up 80% of the energy consumed in the U.S. About 77% of Americans think the nation should invest more in alternative energy sources, which is why energy leaders would be wise to look to the Midwest to meet the growing renewable energy demand.
To drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the nation’s energy needs, renewable installations will need to be placed strategically. According to researchers from Harvard and Carnegie Mellon, renewable energy in the Midwest offers the greatest potential benefits. For instance, each megawatt-hour produced by Midwest wind turbines generates an estimated $113 in health and economic benefits — more than four times what California generates ($28).
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