04 Apr '13, 3pm

100 Percent Renewable Vision Building

When I began my career three decades ago, our demands were modest if not meek. We could hardly imagine wind supplying more than 10 percent of electricity consumption. Then the California wind rush arrived in the early 1980s, and we realized that wind energy had indeed come of age as a commercial generating technology. Our expectations increased accordingly. Wind penetration of 20 percent then began to seem a reasonable objective. But we stumbled badly here in the US. We turned our backs on renewables during the Reagan era. Meanwhile, Danes continued to erect ever more wind turbines throughout the 1990s. Soon Denmark was closing on 20 percent of supply from wind energy alone and it became apparent — again — that our targets were too modest. Even then I remember writing that we advocates were not suggesting that renewables would completely replace fossil fuels. No we said, w...

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