100% Renewable Energy: Fact Or Fantasy?

John Farrell, George Harvey, U.S. Department Of Energy, Tina Casey, Written By

Three big things: Only build wind, solar, or hydro power plants after 2020 Reduce energy use compared to business as usual by 40% Electrify everything It’s the last that may be the most complicated, since it means a complete overhaul of the way we do everything from heating homes to moving people. Mark Jacobson, author of a seminal study on the transformation, doesn’t mince words about its complexity: The recommendations — indeed, all 28 — would require coordinated action from Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures, and local officials. Together, they represent an unprecedented level of government activism, a skein of incentives, mandates, standards, and laws unmatched in U.S. history. Related: 70%, 80%, 99.9%, 100% Renewables — Study Central Renewable Energy Is Possible, Practical, & Cheaper (Than Nuclear Or Fossil Fuels) The Solutions Project: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy Getting To 100% Renewable Energy In the US State-By-State Plan To Bring US To 100% Renewables By 2050 Unveiled By Researchers 100% Renewable Energy — How To Get There (Mark Z Jacobson Video) Powering The World With Wind, Water, & Sunshine (Mark Z Jacobson Video) Photo Credit: author unknown For timely updates, follow John Farrell on Twitter or get the Democratic Energy weekly update. Advertisement Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality and cleantech news coverage?

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