30 Dec '13, 7pm

80% Electricity from Renewables? It's Possible, but Policy Prevents It - Green Energy News

December 30 , 201 3 – Vol.18 No. 42 80% Electricity from Renewables? It’s Possible, but Policy Prevents It by Paul Stinson, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) If renewable energy is a good thing, then a lot of renewable energy is a very good thing, right? Not exactly, according to recent articles in the L.A. Times and Forbes about challenges posed by the growth of renewables. But, as we’ve pointed out, the issue here is not too much renewable energy, but rather a vulnerable U.S. electric grid built for the last century. It’s essential to remember the bigger picture in order to arrive at the truth of the matter: If we are to avoid catastrophic climate change, renewable energy is a vital part of the solution. And while an unprecedented abundance of renewable power may raise complex questions about how to integrate these resources, it also underscores the need – and vast opport...

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2013/20130084.html

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