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US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

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The energy system by 2050 can be completely transformed from where it is today, but we will need to really pick up the pace. We need to go from adding 20 or so gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar a year to around 130 GW a year for the next 30 years. This article goes through the numbers. 

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US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

The energy system by 2050 can be completely transformed from where it is today, but we will need to really pick up the pace. We need to go from adding 20 or so gigawatts (GW) of wind and ...

2035: Clean Grid 90%, Electrify 50%

2035: Clean Grid 90%, Electrify 50%

For those deeply interested in our future energy system and how it will evolve, I highly recommend two in-depth papers published in the last year. Here I will show a similar vision ...

Energy Vault Announces Commercial Availability of Transformative Utility-Scale Energy Storage Technology Yielding Unprecedented Economic Benefits to Global Energy Providers

Energy Vault Announces Commercial Availability of Transformative Utility-Scale Energy Storage Technology Yielding Unprecedented Economic Benefits to Global Energy Providers

Energy Vault launches groundbreaking energy storage technology making baseload power cheaper than fossil fuels for the first time.

The First Phase of the Transition is About Electricity, Not Primary Energy

The First Phase of the Transition is About Electricity, Not Primary Energy

Thinking about the world in terms of primary energy masks the important role of electricity where heat losses are highest at around 63%. It can also help to explain why many of the world’s ...

Batteries are key to clean energy — and they just got much cheaper

Batteries are key to clean energy — and they just got much cheaper

Battery technology is ahead of schedule, opening the door for storing renewable energies. Soon, renewables might rival gas and oil in affordabilty.

Renewable energy could power the world by 2050. Here’s what that future might look like

Renewable energy could power the world by 2050. Here’s what that future might look like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s possible to switch ...

We Need More Than Solar and Wind to Power the Green New Deal

We Need More Than Solar and Wind to Power the Green New Deal

We’re also going to need nuclear, geothermal and fossil-fuel plants that capture and store their emissions.

How to make the world affordably carbon-free

How to make the world affordably carbon-free

If the world is to quit coal and gas for renewable energy souces, they have to be reliable and affordable. Is that realistic? Researchers have crunched the numbers and come up with some ...

Event - New Frontiers in Renewable Energy and Resources

Event - New Frontiers in Renewable Energy and Resources

Climate change, sustainability and environmental policy.

The Green New Deal is a chance to make clean energy accessible to all

The Green New Deal is a chance to make clean energy accessible to all

Transitioning the U.S. economy from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy is a massive undertaking. But from an equity, economic, and environmental perspective, the opportunities far outweigh ...

Mining Companies Cozy Up to Renewables, Not Just for Cost

Mining Companies Cozy Up to Renewables, Not Just for Cost

Mining firms are increasingly adopting renewables of their own accord.

The role of renewable energy in the global energy transformation

The role of renewable energy in the global energy transformation

This paper explores the technical and economic characteristics of an accelerated energy transition to 2050, using new datasets for renewable energy. T…

Pathways for Germany’s Low-Carbon Energy Transformation Towards 2050

Pathways for Germany’s Low-Carbon Energy Transformation Towards 2050

Like many other countries, Germany has defined goals to reduce its CO2-emissions following the Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP). The first successes in ...

Macroeconomic assessment of India’s development and mitigation pathways

Macroeconomic assessment of India’s development and mitigation pathways

(2020). Macroeconomic assessment of India’s development and mitigation pathways. Climate Policy: Vol. 20, Special Issue: National Development and Mitigation Pathways, pp. 779-799.

Solar, Renewables, Energy Transformation Reshaping the Geopolitical Landscape

Solar, Renewables, Energy Transformation Reshaping the Geopolitical Landscape

#Interview | Three leading experts share their views re how the energy transformation is influencing or reshaping the geopolitics of energy.