oF all electricity
was produced by renewable sources in 2017 in the united states
In the United States, renewable energies such as solar and wind have grown fast in the past few years. Yet, they only accounted for 17% of the total electricity production of the country in 2017. As stated in the report, the stakes are high and there are numerous blocks on the road to change. In the last few years, after suffering quite hard from the financial crisis of 2008, GreenTech startups have started to surf the digital wave. Technological advances related to the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain, promise to accelerate the energy transition in a way that has never been possible so far. Applied to the field of energy, these technologies can be summed up by the "4Ds": decarbonization, decentralization, digitalization and democratization of renewable energies. At the cutting edge of green technologies in America, California has set the ambitious goal of achieving 100% of electricity produced by renewable energies by 2045. This example also shows that technology alone is not enough and that it is also crucial to inspire a change of mindset.
Who are the GreenTech startups of today and tomorrow? How can technology help reshape the energy ecosystem and bring up new leading stakeholders in the United States? How can it accelerate the energy transition? You will find the answers to these questions – and many more – in our report.