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Renewable energy in the U.S. nearly quadrupled in the past decade, report finds

The proportion of electricity the United States gets from solar and wind nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2020. While geothermal generation remained relatively flat, the three technologies combined for an annual increase of nearly 15% over that stretch.

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Those findings come from a report released Tuesday by the nonprofit Environment America Research and Policy Center and the nonpartisan research organization Frontier Group. The analysis also found that if the current growth rate continues, wind, solar and geothermal would meet current electricity demand levels by 2035 - which is when President Joe Biden aims to have an entirely fossil-fuel-free grid.

"The pace of progress is continuing to pick up," said Emma Searson, an author of the new report. "That's exactly what we need to see in years to come."..

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