The US has fallen behind other countries in clean energy, but has also made a big step backward, according to a report from the Center for American Progress.
The report, “Unwanted In: Why the United States is Losing the Race on Clean Energy,” argues that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has put a damper on US innovation in the field of textile manufacturing.
The US ranks 31st in the world in solar, but only 19th in solar penetration, which the report estimates is down to “a modest 6 percent.”
The report found that the US has “lagged behind countries that have been leading the world on clean power generation, such as China, India, and Brazil,” as well as other countries that are “experimenting with new technologies and manufacturing technologies.”
It also noted that the “US economy has not fully recovered from the economic meltdown that followed the 2009-2010 financial crisis, which led to a massive contraction of the American economy.”
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