11 Apr '11, 5pm

House of Reps Not Liking the “100% Renewable Energy” Plan

House of Reps Not Liking the “100% Renewable Energy” Plan

The Stanford researcher, Mark Jacobson, co-authored the study with Mark Delucchi of the University of California-Davis. They came up with a renewables plan that relies on wind and solar for 90 percent of energy demand, with geothermal, hydropower, and ocean power filling in the rest. Among the many factors that would go into the success of the plan are two big ones. One is a global fleet of vehicles, ships and aircraft that run on electricity, hydrogen fuel cells or liquid hydrogen. The other is a smart grid that can bundle variable energy sources from great distances to ensure a steady supply. The enormous DESERTEC solar project in North Africa, designed to meet European demand, is one such example.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/11/house-of-reps-not-lik...

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