What’s slowing down America’s clean energy transition? It’s not the cost

For the first time, clean energy in the United States is at the same price as energy from burning fossil fuels thanks to policy measures.

The report found that electric vehicle sales were at the top of the projected range in 2023, and investment in utility-scale clean electricity reached record levels last year. However, factors like local opposition to renewables and long delays in grid connection are slowing the pace of the clean energy transition.

The area of land needed to deliver solar and wind power is much larger than coal or fossil gas plants, leading to tension when homeowners and other groups hear of renewable projects proposed nearby.