24 Feb '14, 9pm

Powering the US with Renewables: A State-By-State Roadmap

Back in 2011 Stanford professor Mark Jacobsen envisioned what that might require , and followed that up with an analysis of how to accomplish it in New York State. (Our coverage of that , by the way, was by far our most commented story in recent memory.) Now he's extended his analysis to all 50 U.S. states, laying out a resource roadmap to how each of them could meet 100 percent of their energy needs (electricity, transportation, heating) through renewable sources by 2050 — excluding nuclear, ethanol and other biofuels. Note that none of these calculations are geared to optimize for the least-cost mix to get to 100 percent renewables usage. Levelized electricity costs from that renewables mix by 2030 are projected to be 4-11 cents/kWh (including local transmission), compared with 20-25 cents/kWh from fossil-fuel energy with added health and climate costs. His latest result...

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