Jacobson and team have just released a new study covering 100% renewables for 143 countries representing 99.7% of fossil fuel CO2 emissions. It’s an update and maintains the mix of technologies, omitting nuclear and CCS. Expect more pushback from people who don’t accept the empirical realities related to those technologies. My assessment of various aspects of the report will be broken down into three chunks of roughly equal size around specific subsets of the topic. The first covered the global costs and massive savings associated with the transition. This piece covers off some interesting edges of the study related to storage and transmission, highlighting the inherently conservative choices Jacobson and team are making in their assessments. The third covers off the interesting question of how people will perceive the study’s explicit support and expansion globally of the Green New Deal’s core electrical generation and electrification targets.
Clean Technica 20th Dec 2019 read more »