It’s remarkable how quickly the future can arrive. For the long-anticipated revolution in renewable energy, that future is today. And wind power is leading the way.
The signs are unmistakable. On June 29, the leaders of the U.S., Mexico and Canada made an unprecedented commitment, announcing their historic pledge to speed the transition from fossil fuels and reach 50 percent clean power generation across North America by 2025. That’s an audacious goal, and less than a decade away.
What makes the goal not just aspirational but actually achievable is the accelerating pace of the clean-power transformation dramatically reshaping energy markets. The renewables switch is on, and it’s picking up speed. That’s especially true for wind, which accounts for 77 percent of U.S. growth in non-polluting power generation in the past decade. Today, wind powers approximately 5 percent of America’s electricity and is on track to quadruple to 20 percent by 2030.