2035: Clean Grid 90%, Electrify 50%

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:15:34 +0000

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 step-by-step using some of the same assumptions and publicly available data using “back of the envelope calculations” (spreadsheets)

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100% By 2035? 90% Might Be Better: Consider The Opportunity Costs

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:35:09 +0000

I would love to have 100% clean electricity by 2035. Such a goal is admirable for its audacity and for its ability to get people motivated. For that I applaud it. But when we get down to it, will it be smart policy? Could it be that 90% would provide greater carbon savings than 100%? 

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