26 Sep '13, 3pm

Six Myths About Renewable Energy, and Seven Answers

Keith Johnson, writing recently in the Wall Street Journal, does a commendably even-handed job laying out “Six Myths About Renewable Energy .” Citing the rapid progress renewables have made in recent years, he concludes that “Many of the debating points we hear today are based on outdated facts and assumptions that don't hold up anymore.” Of the six myths he covers, it is Myth #2 — “Renewables Can Replace All Fossil Fuels” — that is especially salient. While it is possible to have high levels of renewables, he notes it would be “a long, tough slog.” This long slog is exactly what America’s Power Plan was designed to address. Johnson cites difficulties in siting, finance, market design and transmission. America’s Power Plan tapped 150 energy experts to address these issues specifically, plus three more that Johnson doesn’t mention. America's Power Plan addresses the changes...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/09...

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