Jeff McMahon provides an important article on the effort required to decarbonise the US energy system. While it includes efforts on the demand side, it mainly relates to decarbonised energy supply. Hopefully this is leading to a better dialogue to gain some consensus on the way forward.
What Would It Take To Decarbonize The Energy System?
For the United States to remove carbon emissions from its energy system in 20 years, it would have to build new clean energy capacity at 10 times the rate it has built existing capacity, a specialist in problems of technology and public policy said Friday in Washington D.C.
Renewable energy is currently growing at about half the rate of traditional growth, according to the White House.
Even if the U.S. gives itself 60 years, it has to build new energy at 3 times the rate it has added capacity to the existing system, said…
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