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Electricity from wind, solar, biomass and hydro renewable energy sources currently account for 9% of the nation’s electricity generation. It’s a figure that must grow.
At both the federal and state levels, energy policy incentives must be implemented to develop electricity supply from renewable sources. The 2009 U.S. government stimulus plan included $20 billion to drive investment in renewable energy development. Meanwhile, in most U.S. states, energy policy that stipulates that a percentage of electricity generated must come from renewable energy is driving development.
EDF is an active player in the renewable energy landscape through EDF Renewable Energy , subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. For 20 years, EDF Energies Nouvelles has been a pioneer in clean electricity generation, contributing to the diversification of energy sources and environmental protection. This experience puts EDF Energies Nouvelles today in the EDF Group's forefront of the renewable energy industry.
Being an effective operator in the renewable energy sector calls for a broad range of expertise in different technologies and operational effectiveness. In the United States, EDF Renewable Energy has proven itself a trusted partner at every stage of renewable energy project development, from conception, through installation, operation and ongoing maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy is expanding its expertise in the whole North America (U.S.A., Canada and Mexico) by working in productive partnerships to help meet electricity demand.