Here’s a 2017 New Year’s resolution I’d like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a world where 100% of our electricity will be generated by wind, water, and solar power by 2050.
His latest research on the subject was laid out in a series of talks last month in San Francisco at the annual meeting of The American Geophysical Union—the world’s largest conference on climate change.
During his talks, Dr. Jacobson outlined a plan to power 139 nations of the world for all purposes—including electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, industry, and agriculture/forestry/fishing—using a mix of approximately 37% wind, 58% solar, 4% hydropower, and 1% geothermal, wave, and tidal power.
His road map to a 100 percent renewable energy future uses existing generator technologies, along with existing electrical transportation, heating/cooling, and industrial devices and appliances.
The Last Gasoline Car Will Be Sold in 2035 – Replaced by Electric Vehicles in Order to Meet Climate Goals
A new study says the last gasoline powered car will be sold in 2035. However, gasoline cars will remain in service perhaps until the year 2100.
Excerpt: Transportation is responsible for 26 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emission and a new study has found that in order to reach global warming goals – set by world leaders last year – the last gasoline car would have to be sold by 2035… Continue reading Study: Last Gasoline Car to Sell by 2035
The displacement of fossil fueled electricity, especially coal-fired power plants, by renewable energy technologies is just as good for public health as it is for the climate, Harvard researchers say.
Building wind and solar farms helps to reduce the human impact on climate change by displacing noxious emissions from coal-fired power plants. A new study says there’s another important benefit to renewables development: cost savings from cleaner air that saves lives.
Researchers from Harvard University, in a bid to show the monetary value of clean energy projects in terms of improved public health, have found that energy efficiency measures and low-carbon energy sources can save a region between $5.7 million and $210 million annually, based on the accepted dollar value of human life. — Climate Central
In a new report published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health write that regional health benefits…
Berkshire Hathaway Sharpens Focus on Renewable Energy Projects
In 2014, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) convened 34 leading companies to create the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles. These companies, which included HP, Facebook, eBay, IKEA, Target, Bloomberg, 3M, P&G, Kaiser Permanente, Intel, Salesforce, Cisco, BD and Staples, became signatories to these principles to spur progress on resolving the challenges… Continue reading Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway to Focus on Renewable Energy
‘Green Chemistry’ Products Show Higher Sales Growth
A 2013 survey by the American Chemistry Society showed that more than half of its members believed the returns on investment in green chemistry R&D are higher than for standard investments. In another study conducted in 2014, 62 percent of chemical manufacturers said that their customers are interested in sustainable chemicals.