12 Apr '11, 3pm

EIA: Renewable resources delivered 11% of U.S. energy production

NREL published a report showing that if Solar PV were installed on existing roofs in the US, it would supply up to 40% of total US electrical needs (using 20% efficient modules). http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy09osti/44073.pdf Complement all that PV with tens of millions of plug ins. Electric vehicles will require large amounts of lithium for which there is plenty of global resource. Induction motors (Tesla Motors) will work well if there are rare earth bottle necks. All the cost estimates I have looked at show that once production gets up to large numbers, electric vehicles are similar in cost to current vehicles. Thanks to this administration for their smart investments in battery manufacturing. Upgrade consumer appliances such as electric hot water heaters, which use 9% of US household electric, to the new equipment available now, as the old equipment gets replaced. We inst...

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