Wind and solar resources could provide 80% of the electricity demand in the US, as long as improvements are made in transmission and storage, according to a study in the journal Energy and Environmental Science. These renewable energies were considered, still a few years ago as being able to answer only 20 to 30% of the American electrical needs, according to this study published Tuesday. The United States currently generates about two-thirds of its electricity with fossil fuels – natural gas, coal, oil – which contributes to the rise in global temperature by releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. And a fifth comes from nuclear power plants.
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