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Is a 100% Renewable Energy Base Possible?

USA energy transition targets 2050 according to Mark Jacobson et al.

Mark Jacobson of Stanford University (along with co-authors) has come up with a blue print for a 100% renewable energy future for the United States by 2050 (first link), based on electricity and hydrogen.

In response, lead author Christopher Clack has uttered criticism regarding this blue print (2nd link). He has aimed for 80% decarbonization in his past work.

Next Richard Heinberg chimes in and gives his views on the matter (3rd link).

Finally Cleantechnica, a club inclined to look at energy matters from the bright side of life, predictably chooses sides with Mark Jacobson (4th link).

[thesolutionsproject.org] – A world powered by the wind, water, and sun is not only possible – it’s already happening
[pnas.org] – Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar
[richardheinberg.com] – Controversy Explodes over Renewable Energy
[cleantechnica.com] – 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Is Possible — Setting The Record Straight

[washingtonpost.com] – A bitter scientific debate just erupted over the future of America’s power grid

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