06 Jul '12, 1pm

Report: U.S. could run on 80 percent #cleanenergy by 2050 using present-day tech:

Report: U.S. could run on 80 percent #cleanenergy by 2050 using present-day tech:

An economy based on 80 percent renewable energy is achievable by 2050, according to a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 35 percent of which would be wind power. Photo: Flickr Imagine a future in which the majority of energy used in the U.S. is clean and renewable. It isn’t a concept that depends on undeveloped future technology, a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests. The report claims that 80 percent of U.S. energy could come from low carbon sources by 2050 using nothing but today’s commercially available technology. Though, that’s not to say it actually will happen. The report sets out to show that modern technology is enough to have a realistic, majority clean energy economy. Of course, by the year 2050, new technologies will come along and public sentiment in one direction or the other will affect the ultimate outcome of w...

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