Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Renewable Energy is Real
recent studies, one from the Department of Energy and one from the Rocky Mountain Institute, both found that the US is likely to get 80 percent or more of its energy from renewable sources by the end of the century. Both reports found that no new technological breakthroughs were needed, nor any major changes in the electrical grid. According to the feds, if we keep on doing exactly what we are doing now, with no changes in laws or carbon taxes or anything, the US will still get more than half its power from renewable sources by 2050. Given the huge investments companies around the world are making in energy technology, we should probably expect a game-changing breakthrough somewhere that will shift that curve even further.