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Thursday, March 6, 2014

DO YOU THINK 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY IS FEASIBLE?

Renewable Energy World recently had a survey asking:

     Do You Think 100 Percent Renewable Energy is Feasible?

These two responses segued well with my posting yesterday about Hawaii's quest for energy self-sufficiency:
  • Carl Kukkonen (VIASPACE):  Yes, but it is easier in the Philippines than in Scotland.  The key is biomass, which can provide basseload electricity and biofuels.  He didn't quite say Scotland did not have enough sun.  However, Kukkonen is CEO of a U.S. company which grows Giant King Grass.
Not only is a complete global transition to a global clean energy economy feasible, a strong consensus is emerging that the transition is inevitable.  Investment in advanced energy technologies, now over $250 billion per year, is on a trillion dollar trajectory — commensurate with the magnitude of investment necessary to enable the transition — while creating robust, sustained, market opportunities for decades to come.

Plus

The cost disparities between clean technologies and fossil fuel combustion, already trending sharply in opposite directions, will deepen with fuller future accounting of health and environmental externalities.
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