As the Bonn climate talks wind up, another report confirming that a transition to 100% renewable energy by mid-century is possible, is good news indeed. Thank you to Iowa Environmental Focus for the excellent graphic and summary which I have reblogged below.
Nick Fetty | June 10, 2015
Researchers at Stanford University and the University of California-Berkeley have developed a state-by-state plan for the United States to generate 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.
The study – which was published last month in the journal Energy and Environmental Sciences – calls for major changes to infrastructure as well as current energy consumption practices. The study’s authors outline ways to combat climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs, and stabilize energy prices.
“The main barriers are social, political and getting industries to change. One way to overcome the barriers is to inform people about what is possible,” Stanford engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson said in a press release. “By showing that it’s technologically and economically possible, this study could reduce the barriers to a large scale transformation.”
Jacobson – who also serves as a…
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