Renewable Energy

At the end of 2018, Xcel Energy, one of the largest power companies in the U.S., pledged to go 80 percent carbon-free by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050 as long as zero-carbon technologies continue to evolve. Then, in April 2019, renewable electricity generation in the U.S. overtook coal-fired electricity generation nationwide for the first time ever.

Check out the resources below to find out why the energy industry is increasingly transitioning to renewable energy and what this shift might mean for you:

Renewable Energy 101: A Fact-Based Guide

This long-form, fact-based guide provides answers to many of the top questions around renewable energy, including “What are the types of renewable energy today?” and “Is renewable energy reliable?”

Renewable Energy 101 - Video

In this video, Professor Energy explains the main types of renewable energy today, explores some of the reasons behind its incredible growth and lists a few of the many benefits for you and society at large, including cleaner air and lower energy costs.

What Distributed Generation and Net Metering Mean for You

This fact sheet and video walks you through the benefits of next-generation smart grid technologies. Providing answers to many common questions, it simplifies the principles of net metering and distributed generation and equips you with key questions you should ask when considering a home energy system, such as rooftop solar panels.

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