Solar energy could power 40% of the U.S. by 2035, a recent report says
The Energy Department’s report says the industry could give work to 1.5 million people.
released Wednesday—a goal that would require the U.S. to add unprecedented capacity to the power grid each year but one that would cost far less than doing nothing as the catastrophic effects of climate change become more apparent amid a summer of record heat waves, wildfires and storms.
MGM Resorts launched a 100-megawatt array of solar panels on June 28, 2021 in Dry Lake Valley,... [+]Getty ImagesKey FactsSolar power generates just 3% of U.S. electricity today, according to the Solar Futures Study. The study estimates that solar could provide 40% of all electricity by 2035.
By 2050, solar and wind energy could satisfy 90% of U.S. needs.For solar to provide 40% of power, the U.S. would need to add twice as much solar capacity as last year—which was a record—until 2025, and then four times as much between 2025 and 2030.Switching to solar power will not raise electric bills before 2035, the report contends, because the costs of switching could be offset by savings resulting from new technologies that make it cheaper to produce and store energy—but those technologies have not been realized. headtopics.com
ContraIncreasing solar power would increase long-term power generation costs by about 25%, or an additional $562 billion through 2050, according to the study. But not adopting solar would end up costing more, according to the study. Spending to fix damage from climate change—and forgoing the public health savings from solar power improving air quality—could cost between $1.1 trillion and $1.7 trillion, they wrote.Read more: Forbes »
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For how long each day At what constant level When the sun goes down What then Batteries?. how many Batteries, for how long, 10 hours, then what no sunshine, then what, wind still day then what, trish_regan Except that after No Wind, the next Climate Upheaval will be No SUN & Many Rains & Clouds in the US
In the live broadcast of the Italian media, the media said that the intensive care unit had not been vaccinated, and medical staff came forward to clarify that all the intensive care unit had been vaccinated, and then the picture was quickly cut off. Good news! ♻️ We are living the best challenge, called ClimateAction. So, a new generation is rising for fighting or tackling this unexpected situation, GlobalWarming. We’ve science, technology and smart people working about it. A new field or discipline is here, Ecoscience.”
Could Roof top solar. Why waste all that land? Why not 2045? Or better - 2135 … am sure by that time America will be “great again”
The Billionaire Space Race Launches A New Venture Capital Solar SystemThe successes of companies like billionaire-led Blue Origin and SpaceX have sparked billions or dollars of VC investment volume into space startups largely founded by their aerospace alumni.
The Missing Link in Biden’s Revolutionary Solar Energy PlanThe Department of Energy has a blueprint for transitioning the grid to renewable energy, but details on fixing the supply chain are sparse.
France Recalls Ambassadors to U.S., Australia Over Submarine DealFrance has recalled its ambassadors to Washington and Canberra in response to a new deal among the U.S., U.K. and Australia to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarine technology. Merde La France What’s the deal with Australia? Why is it so out there with BUGS The French need to get over it. Australia is going to get better submarines.
Australia to stick with nuclear submarine purchase despite Chinese angerPrime Minister Scott Morrison shrugs off Chinese anger over the decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the US, saying his country has a right to protect its interests.
Afghan Survivors Of U.S. Drone Strike Say Apology 'Is Not Enough'Emal Ahmadi's 3-year-old daughter, Malika, was among those killed in late August. $1 mil a piece for starters. Does this not remind everyone of something? People in authority with weapons killing innocent civilians, initially proclaiming 'it was a righteous shoot,' only to issue a mea culpa after the fact because it really wasn't righteous in the first place.
Police reports, social media provide timeline of Gabby Petito’s disappearance after road trip with fiancéPolice say Brian Laundrie is a “person of interest” in Gabby Petito's disappearance and has been uncooperative in the investigation. Why aren’t they arresting him for obstruction? He was the last person to see her alive and literally ABANDONED her in the middle of nowhere at the very LEAST. Isn’t it interesting how white men can refuse to speak to the police and choose when they turn themselves in… Something stinks here. He obviously knows something. And his silence speaks volumes.