A New Blueprint: US Can Run 100% on Clean Renewables by 2050 reports Herman Trabish at GreenTechMedia. Professor Mark Jacobson, a Stanford University energy expert, has been creating a series of scenarios for the US running entirely on renewables by 2050. His latest released set of calculations shows that, by 2050, onshore and offshore wind, utility-scale and rooftop PV, concentrated solar power, geothermal, wave, tidal and conventional hydropower can meet 100 percent of U.S. energy demand, using less than one percent of US land. No, it won’t be an easy haul, but the prize – a liveable Earth for our civilization, and a far healthier US economy – is worth it.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
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