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Since President Joe Biden and the new Congress came to power earlier this year, federal policymakers have been working to accelerate America’s transition to clean and renewable energy sources. One of Biden’s first steps in the office was to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, a pact that 2016 pledged to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Following this, the Biden administration has proposed strong carbon reduction targets and a US action plan proposal to modernize the energy grid, encourage clean energy generation, and create more jobs in the energy sector. Much of Biden’s agenda is based on original ideas, such as the Green New Agreement, which will create emissions reduction and clean energy production and energy saving infrastructure improvements.
In recent years, the impact of climate change on renewable energy has become increasingly urgent. Carbon emissions from non-renewable sources such as coal, oil and natural gas are among the major contributors to global warming. .
Renewable energy still represents less than a quarter of the total annual electricity consumption in the US, but the good news is that renewable energy is responsible for growing electricity over the past decade. Much of the upward direction comes from the vast advances in solar and wind production. A.D. In 1990, solar power generated only 367,087 megawatts of electricity, while wind power generated 2,788,600 megawatts. Since then, technological advances and public investment have helped reduce costs on wind and solar and make them more competitive for non-renewable sources. A.D. By 2020, solar production has reached 89,198,715 megawatts per hour, while wind has generated 337,938,049 megawatts of electricity.