According to the researchers Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, getting energy from 100% renewable sources could be an attainable goal for every society

In A Bottle Magazine: “American dream”, 139 countries could be 100% renewable by 2050

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MILAN – A dream, an idea, maybe a possibility.  Having a society that is 100% fuelled by renewable energy sources isn’t a goal that is reserved for small or technologically advanced countries, but is an attainable aim for all countries. Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, two researchers from the University of Stanford, are convinced of… Read more »

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Grist: The 50 People You’ll Be Talking about in 2016 – Mark Jacobson

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THE CLEAN ENERGY MASTERMIND Job: Professor of civil and environmental engineering, Stanford Age: 50 Reps: Stanford, CA Follow: @mzjacobson Green cred: As a specialist in climate modeling and alternative energy, Jacobson has spent much of his career trying to understand, and find solutions to, global warming. He thinks the U.S. is now equipped with the necessary… Read more »

Clean Technica – Nevadans Fight For The Right To “Bring Back Solar”

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We have been covering the decision made by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Nevada for several weeks, talking about how 17,000 Nevadans who installed solar have had the rug pulled out from under them when the PUC killed net metering in the state. Solar companies, solar installers, activists, and average, everyday citizens of the Silver State… Read more »

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New York Times: A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris

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The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there — including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries — are pushing for more aggressive cuts…. Read more »

FastCo Exist: The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

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In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal. “These are basically plans showing it’s technically and economically feasible to change the energy infrastructure of all of these… Read more »

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Miami New Times: Here’s What It Would Take For Florida to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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By Jessica Weiss; Original story here Think oil and gas drilling and nuclear power plants are only way to power South Florida’s economy? Think again.A group of Stanford scholars say they’ve proven that it is “technically and economically feasible” to run Florida’s economy 100 percent on renewable energy. And they’ve already done all the hard work… Read more »

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Vox: Here’s what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

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By David Roberts; Original story here It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a new study in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues. Jacobson is well-known… Read more »