This Week in Climate & Clean Energy Wins: Week of 12/9

DATE: December 9, 2022
CONTACT: Eden Alem, 

This Week in Climate & Clean Energy Wins: Week of 12/9:

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2025$4 billion$810 million
The year that renewables overtake coal as the largest source of energy, according to a new report. The amount Air Products and AES will invest in a new hydrogen plant, making it the largest wind and solar plant in the U.S.. Envision AESC’s latest investment to build a new battery Gigafactory in South Carolina, creating 1,170 jobs. 

New projections estimate that in the next decade, renewable power capacity will grow as much in the next five years as it has in the past two decades. According to the International Energy Agency, renewable energy will overtake coal as the largest source of energy by 2025, and renewable energy capacity will double by 2027 – gaining enough renewable energy to power China. Companies continue to make staggering investments in clean energy production, with over $10 billion announced this week for new facilities in ArizonaGeorgiaSouth Carolina,Tennessee, and Texas, producing over 5,700 new jobs. This week, the Biden Administration announced new initiatives to cut energy use and fully electrify equipment in 30% of federal building space by 2030, announced the first government sale of offshore wind leases off the coast of California, and laid plans to expand solar energy development across the American West. With Senator Raphael Warnock’s victory in Georgia, Democrats are poised to make continued advancements in the fight against climate change through the new year. 

Across the country, companies continue to make staggering investments in a clean energy future and stimulate job creation for working Americans: 

New reports detail the attainment of a renewable energy takeover by 2025, and the Inflation Reduction Act’s tax incentives are leading to more wind projects and battery storage: 

The Biden Administration announced new hallmark initiatives to cut energy use at home and facilitate the first-ever government sale of offshore wind leases off of California. Efforts to accelerate solar energy development are expanding across the American West: 

From state elections to House Committee wins, Democrats are ensuring climate wins, spearheaded by the Inflation Reduction Act, as we head into a new Congress: 

And other countries are starting to take note. The Inflation Reduction Act has become a call to European leaders to take further climate action: