Is The Renewable Transition Harming The U.S. Economy?The answer appears to be “no”.
The Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2017 presents data which suggests that the shift toward green energy is not harming the US economy.
Since 2007 US GDP has grown 12% but energy use has fallen 3.6%. This suggests that energy use is becoming more efficient. The same time period also coincides with a fall in greenhouse gas emissions by about 12%, and a growth of energy from renewable sources from 9% to 15%.
Well, that sounds encouraging!