Renewables in United States
According to Fortune, 18% of all electricity in the US was produced by renewable sources in 2017, including solar, wind, and hydroelectric dams. That is up from 15% in 2016.
Solar and wind projects made up roughly 62% of new power construction in 2017, as their cost continues to plummet. And 2.9 gigawatts of new renewable energy projects were initiated in 2017, while 12.5 gigawatts worth of coal plants are set to shut down in 2018.
Many cities and states are far outpacing the rest of the US and have taken greater steps towards 100% renewable energy:
Pittsburgh, Penn: in June 2017, Mayor Bill Peduto has vowed to not only heed the guidelines of the Paris Agreement but will also work towards 100% clean and renewable energy. In July 2017, Pittsburgh released its Climate Action Plan that establishes a goal for 100% renewable energy, and 100% fossil fuel free by 2030.