U.S. Wind Market Overview
The scope and scale of U.S wind energy is growing and presents a viable alternative to traditional energy sources like oil and natural gas. Wind is now cost-competitive with fossil fuels in many locations, decreasing its reliance on subsidies and incentives, and making it the favorable choice for energy production. While policy may still have a material impact on wind energy, it is no longer the primary factor determining the industry’s viability. Barriers to the widespread adoption of wind are diminishing, and the underlying market economics now favor wind over many other energy sources.
Many changes have happened in the wind industry in recent years, which the Boundless report highlights and analyzes for impact investors interested in furthering positive trends. Investing in the wind industry can have an impact on the global and local levels, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering job creation in isolated rural communities. These are just two of the many positive social and environmental benefits of investing in wind. Impact investors can add to these positive effects by directing capital to some of the best and brightest firms in the wind industry.
Through interviews and input from industry experts at leading turbine manufacturers, investment firms and environmental groups, the Boundless team provides a compelling analysis of innovative investment strategies and emerging technologies worth watching.