Affordable and Clean Energy in the US

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By 2030, Affordable and Clean Energy – SDG7, aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. This includes decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, addressing the cost of electricity, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, and improving energy efficiency. The U.S. makes up just 4% of the world’s population but consumes 17% of its energy and emits 15% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Currently, 80% of the energy produced in the US comes from fossil fuels, and 40% of all energy goes to making electricity. One of every three households faces challenges with paying their energy bills each month. The average monthly energy bill for US households is larger in states where most of the energy is generated from Fossil fuels or where markets are non-regulated. The United Nations has defined 5 Targets and 6 Indicators to track progress towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goal of Affordable and Clean Energy by 2030. The data below takes a look at key indicators in the U.S. related to average electricity bill costs, renewable energy, fossil fuels, electric utility company ownership, and more through the lens of government and social sector data. On the map below, you can view statistics nationally, by state, or a collection of states. Learn about current Affordable and Clean Energy related challenges in the United States and support funding of solutions to help solve for good. Visit the X4Impact library of trusted resources for information on clean energy, electricity, energy consumption, fossil fuels, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and more.  37 Tech Solutions EXPLORE  60 Active Challenges START U 343K Trustworthy Articles LEARN  $145M Open Grants APPLY Our goal is to spark innovation and create social impact through collaboration, partnership, community building, and the democratization of access to data. We aggregate data from academia, researchers, entrepreneurs, the private sector, investors, government, and nonprofits, and this interactive report is just one in a series of free interactive tools and reports exploring the data behind the SDGs in the US. Contact us to learn more about the opportunities to partner with us on these tools and more. Notes: Residential sector: Includes private households and apartment buildings where energy is consumed primarily for space heating, water heating, air conditioning, lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and clothes drying. Negative Values in Energy Generation: Some states, such as New Jersey, show a negative value of renewable energy generation. This is because they use more energy from Fossil Fuels to pump water up to water reservoirs during off-peak seasons, to use renewable energy during the peak season. Still, overall, they burn more fossil fuel to create renewable energy than the clean energy generated during the year. See details in this Wikipedia entry. Sources: * Average monthly electricity bill: X4Impact analysis and classification of US Census Bureau 2020 data. * Energy sources for electricity generation:X4impact analysis of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2002 to 2020. * Nonprofit-related data: X4Impact analysis of over one million forms 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service -IRS 2018-2021 * Private Investing data: X4Impact analysis of over 25,000 forms D filed with the Security and Exchange Commission -SEC 2019-2021 * Private and Government Grants: X4Impact 2021 INTERACTIVE REPORTS

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