A fossil-powered future is no longer necessary and may not even make economic sense.
A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables by Stanford civil and environmental engineering Professor Mark Z. Jacobson and University of California-Davis researcher Mark Delucchi:
- Technologies needed for 100 percent clean power are already working (or close to working) today.
- Cost of generating and transmitting these renewables would be less than the projected cost per kilowatt-hour for fossil-fuel and nuclear power.
- Shifting from conventional to clean power would lead to a 30 percent decrease in global power demand.
25 percent clean energy by 2025.
100 percent by 2040.