Tuesday, June 09, 2015
100% renewable energy by 2050?
David Roberts has piece on “what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy” by 2050 on Vox media, here.
The key is to make absolutely everything electric. That means no more gas stoves after a particular year. And no more gasoline-only engines, and then later no more hybrids. It also means building the infrastructure of charging stations in more rural areas and making charging more efficient.
The sheer number of generating stations is also one issue.
Are lifestyles an issue? Back in the pre-Internet days of the 1970s, it seemed as though personal mobility itself was becoming an issue, with all the oil shocks. Yet employers were gradually moving away from center cities to suburbs, where the families lived.