Neither candidate may have mentioned climate change during the pre-election debates, but now he has been returned to office, President Barack Obama is being urged to take action.
South Korean multinational LG Electronics says it has seen a 75% increase in sales of its most energy efficient TV, fridges, washing machines and air conditioners in the US.
Current emission reduction rates in major economies per unit of GDP indicate that the globe is on course for 6°C of warming rather than 2°C, warns PricewaterhouseCooper.
The US solar industry currently supports just over 119,000 jobs, an increase of over 13% in the last year, according to figures released by The Solar Foundation ahead of its annual jobs census.
Americans used less energy in 2011 thanks to a switch to more energy efficient technologies and wider use of renewables, according to a study by a US research lab.
Thanks to shale gas, the US is burning less coal. But the coal not used by the US is being exported to the UK, Europe and Asia, casting doubt on the overall benefits of the switch, say researchers.
Over 20 US investors with more than $800 billion at their disposal repeated a call for an urgent extension of the Production Tax Credit for renewable power, which will lapse at the end of the year.
Renewables have made up 44% of new electrical generating capacity in the US so far this year, according to the latest figures from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
US President Barack Obama and rival Mitt Romney clashed over energy policy in the second debate at Hofstra University in New York earlier this week.