08 Oct '11, 8pm

Tim O’Reilly on “Local Solar Could Power Mountain West” Post (Reader Comment)

Tim O’Reilly on “Local Solar Could Power Mountain West” Post (Reader Comment)

Tim O’Reilly , Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media, had a really interesting comment on one of our posts yesterday. His comment was actually left on Google+ , so I’m not sure how many CleanTechnica readers saw it. I think it’s worthy of your eyes, so here you go : I’m intrigued by the implications of this blog post for the #OWS movement: Local Solar Could Power the Mountain West Right Now, All of America in 2026 . The post makes the claim that if the US had pursued a solar initiative on-pace with that in Germany, it would provide an equivalent to the entire power needs of the 11-state Mountain West area right now, and the entire country by 2026, while providing jobs for ten million Americans. First off, the numbers presented here, if true, are really eye-opening. I don’t know if they hold up without a lot more digging, and I’ve seen far more pessimistic perspectives on the lan...

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