• Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

America’s renewable energy industry demonstrated surprising resilience in 2017, logging another excellent year despite policy headwinds. Spurred by growth in the wind and solar sectors, investment in renewable energy and related technologies exceeded $40 billion last year, validating the sector’s importance as a national economic driver even as the Environmental Protection Agency walked away from the Clean Power Plan, the Department of Energy (DOE) sought new subsidies for coal and nuclear facilities, and renewable developers and investors grappled with the uncertainty associated with the effort to remake the nation’s tax laws.