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Wind power in a form of renewable energy. Photo by: musicFactory lehmannsound
Wind power in a form of renewable energy. Photo by: musicFactory lehmannsound

Find out more on how the current administration cannot stop the clean energy revolution

Renewable energy is picking up stem in 2017 with the price for solar and wind continuing to drop overall.

With a majority of developed countries around the world competing to gain an edge for the next economical boom; lobbyists in our country will continue to attempt to write and pass laws that prevent the energy revolution from early adoption in the United States.

Recently, The Guardian reported that wind farms are expected to cost the same in comparison to fossil fuel stations.

In order to give some insight on how renewable energy will develop in our country, I wanted to provide a roadmap over the next several decades showing how the energy revolution will work itself out over time.

  • 2016

The three major fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—accounted for most of the nation’s energy production in 2016:

During 2016, energy in the United States was divided into different sectors.

  • Electric power—39%
  • Transportation—29%
  • Industrial—22%
  • Residential—6%
  • Commercial—4%

Next, I will hypothesize on how these numbers will change over the upcoming years.

  • 2017-2020; Renewable energy – 25% overall (Wind – 15%, solar 7%, other renewable energy 3%).
  • 2020-2025; Renewable energy – 60% overall (Wind – 35%, solar 17%, other renewable energy 8%).
  • 2025-2035; Renewable energy – 80% overall (Wind – 45%, solar 25%, other renewable energy 10%).
  • 2035-2050; 100% overall (Wind – 60%, solar 30%, other renewable energy 10%).

For more on how renewable energy will replace fossil fuels, watch over the YouTube video for more information.

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds