Getting To 100% Renewable Energy In the US

Adam Johnston, Guest Contributor, Tina Casey, Zachary Shahan, Written By

This analysis shows that getting to 100% renewable energy within the US would consist of: 30.9% onshore wind 19.1% offshore wind 30.7% utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) 7.2% rooftop PV 7.3% concentrated solar power (CSP) with storage 1.25% geothermal 0.37% tidal/wave 3.01% hydroelectricity Under a 100% renewable scenario based on these numbers, millions of jobs would be created. While tidal and wave energy make up a small fraction of the suggested renewable energy mix, for example, both have a lot to gain if they make further breakthroughs and cost improvements. A recent article from CBC discussed how a new Nature report points to how power plant production (including hydro) could see declines by 66.7% globally by 2040 & 2069, due (of course) to a changing climate. Nonetheless, this report and the tidy website give a roadmap and discussion for how the US can get to 100% renewables by 2050. Advertisement Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality and cleantech news coverage?

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