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U.S. Ranking Well in Global Energy Index

The good news is that a new report puts the U.S. among the top countries in clean tech investments and patents, plus renewable energy generation and electric vehicle (EV) use.

According to Next 10’s “Green Innovation Index, International Edition,” America is first in clean tech, followed by the European Union.  America is also first in total renewable electricity generation for a single country and first in EV adoption with more than one-third the total number of global sales.

The report also states that America has improved with regard to carbon emissions and other measures.  In fact, America has become more energy productive during the past 20 years, using less energy per dollar of gross domestic product (GDP) generated.  America cut carbon emissions per capita by 17 percent while GDP per capita grew 37 percent.  That puts the U.S., with 4.5 percent of the world’s population, second only to China, with 19.4 percent of the population.  China increased emissions 222 percent and GDP per capita 604 percent. Full story.

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