Thursday, November 19, 2015

Science & Technology: Geothermal (and other renewables) Could Power the World

139 Countries Could Get All of their Power from Renewable Sources (Scientific American)

Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi have done it again. This time they’ve spelled out how 139 countries can each generate all the energy needed for homes, businesses, industry, transportation, agriculture—everything—from wind, solar, water power technologies (and geothermal), by 2050. Their national blueprints, released Nov. 18, follow similar plans they have published in the past few years to run each of the 50 U.S. states on renewables, as well as the entire world. (Have a look for yourself, at your country, using the interactive map below.)

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