A new wave of solar and wind power is sweeping through the US
The US is on the brink of the biggest wave of renewable energy development since the dawn of the electricity grid.
The US Department of Energy estimates there will be about 1 gigawatt of renewable power installed in 2020, with the total expected to be more than double that.
The wave is already creating a buzz in the US and beyond.
But as it grows, it’s facing an uncertain future, with new regulations and market restrictions on new projects.
The White House has declared a “war on coal”, and President Donald Trump is calling for a $1 trillion infrastructure package to make it happen.
But the war is already taking a toll on the American economy.
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With the US on the verge of its largest solar boom since the grid was built, it is clear that there are big risks to the US grid.
A new round of renewable growth The US has just set a record for the number of megawatts of new wind power in its national electricity market, according to a report by the US Department the Energy Information Administration.
The report, which was commissioned by the White House, also revealed that the number is set to reach a new high.
That’s a huge number, especially as the US is currently facing an unprecedented drought that has caused millions of acres of farmland to become barren.
The drought has been blamed for a drop in farm productivity, which in turn is making farming harder, as farmers have less cash to spend on their crops.
This is already having an effect, as US farmers are also struggling to pay the electricity bills of people who are dependent on the grid.
This has pushed the cost of electricity into the stratosphere.
And this has been especially pronounced in rural areas.
There’s a lot of anxiety about what will happen when we don’t have enough solar power.
“The cost of energy is a big issue for rural America,” said John Bueser, who works for the Center for Rural Policy Research in Washington DC.
“There are all these things that people are concerned about.
It’s not just the drought, but also climate change and energy insecurity.”
And this is where the US’s most important industry faces an uncertain path.
A major regulatory battle in 2018 A new generation of renewable projects has been coming online in recent years.
These have all been set up by companies who have a stake in the development of clean energy.
These projects were supposed to generate power from solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable sources.
But because they rely on the transmission grid, they have faced a series of hurdles, including the so-called “war between the devil and the light”.
These projects are all set to be subject to the Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the electric sector by reducing power plant emissions and boosting energy efficiency.
The plan aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2025, with all new plants producing electricity.
But this has also faced an unexpected obstacle.
There are two big hurdles that the Clean Power plan is facing.
One is that solar and other clean energy technologies can’t be built on federal land.
This means that solar power projects have to be located on federal lands.
The second is that federal rules on renewable power are currently in flux, and that is forcing some major projects to go to state-owned land.
“That’s a major challenge that we’re facing, but it’s also the first hurdle that we’ve been able to tackle, and it’s the reason that we are very excited about this new wave,” said Paul Kuehne, the president of the Solar Energy Industries Association, which represents large companies such as SunPower and SolarWorld.
In the US, these projects are set to generate electricity for about 1.4 million homes and businesses.
It is estimated that this would be enough power to power 1.7 million homes.
But a major new problem is the fact that this is a new wave.
These new projects are currently not being built on federally owned land.
The result is that the US still faces an uphill battle to meet the 2030 goal of cutting greenhouse gas pollution by 26 per cent below 2005 levels by 2025.
This includes the CleanPower Plan.
“It’s going to be a long fight to get there,” said Buesers.
“We’re going to have to continue to push the limits of the Clean power plan, because it’s going too far.
We need to do this in a way that protects our air, water, and land.”
The challenge is that there is a lot at stake.
“And there’s a bigger question than whether these projects will be allowed to go ahead.
The Trump Administration is planning to make changes to the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which is the primary mechanism by which the US economy can create and maintain jobs.
This bill, passed by Congress in March 2018, will set rules to make sure that renewable projects are approved and built on public lands