Powering the Planet with Green Energy–within 20 years. Can it be done?
A thought provoking study by a pair of scientists from Stanford University and the University of California at Davis goes further than suggest 100% of Earth’s energy needs could be met by renewable sources by 2030: It maps out the hows, whos, and whats of a renewable-energy run world. The study, by Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi, is an in-depth analysis of a plan the pair put forth Jacobson, an atmospheric scientist and professor of civil and environmental engineering, is director of Stanford’s Atmosphere/Energy Program and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy. Delucchi is a research scientist with a background in economic, environmental, engineering, and planning of transportation systems at the Institute for Transportation Studies at U.C. Davis.
CNET News published a piece last week with all sorts of links to the study and its various reference charts. Check it out here >>
Like any world changing concept, there are all kinds of barriers in the way, but it’s a pretty exciting proposition,don’t you think? A pretty cool Scientific American presentation of the plan brings the thinking to life:
With the Global Climate proving more wacked every week, the days of denial seem to be numbered. Can we shift course away from fossil fuels in this kind of radical way?
Amidst the Gulf Disaster, Continued Mountaintop Destruction, Drilling Fears, Isn’t it Time to Seriously Look to the Sun?
Several years ago, Radnor Township’s Environmental Advisory Council challenged the municipality to lessen its environmental footprint and turned to the sun. So did the owners of the Stargazer Winery, whose passive solar home demonstrates the potential for living off the grid–even here in PA.