On the other hand, some state legislatures have passed legislation that strongly supports new renewable energy projects. California is a prime example of the second approach. In the case of California now routinely get more than 80% of their power from renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal, and small hydro) and non-fossil fuel sources (large hydro, nuclear, biogas) for short periods of time. For example, on April 29, 2022 California was able to support 95% of consumer demand from renewable energy sources.
If you want you can explore more about the California Electric Grid at https://www.caiso.com/Pages/default.aspx
All this said, if we want renewable energy to grow more rapidly we will need more people in the many of the following jobs:
1) Scientists and engineers to create better technologies that cost less,
2) Engineers to design and build the manufacturing capacity,
3) Manufacturing workers to operate manufacturing systems,
4) Community activists for gain support for renewable energy progrms and projects,
5) Government policy makers to implement renewable energy programs and projects,
6) Contractors to manage renewable energy construction projects,
7) Installers to actually install and mantain renewable energy equipment, and
8) Financial people to create programs to pay for all of the work.
This begs the question which career path do you want.
Vern recommends the following next steps: