08 Apr '11, 6pm

100% Renewable Energy Indeed Possible, say Stanford U. Researchers

The world can be powered by renewable energy in 20-40 years - using technology available right now, says Stanford researcher Mark Jacobson. In a time of catastrophe oil spills, nuclear meltdowns, and water poisoned from natural gas fracking, citizens around the world are still being told we must keep using these technologies to fuel our demand for energy. In the past, any one of these disasters would have been enough to shut them down and pass laws to move toward clean alternatives, but not these days. We're already giving out new permits for deep water offshore drilling and even as Japan reels under a nuclear meltdown, we make plans for new nukes. Contrary to what the fossil fuel and nuclear lobbies would have the world believe - 100% renewable energy is within our reach - all we need is the public will, which unfortunately is in short supply today. "Based on our findings...

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