Nix nuclear. Chuck coal. Rebuff biofuel. All we need is the wind, the water, and the sun
By Mark Delucchi/ SEPTEMBER 2011
“We don’t need nuclear power, coal, or biofuels. We can get 100 percent of our energy from wind, water, and solar (WWS) power. And we can do it today— efficiently, reliably, safely, sustainably, and economically.
We can get to this WWS world by simply building a lot of new systems for the production, transmission, and use of energy. One scenario that Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson and I developed, projecting to 2030, includes: 3.8 million wind turbines, 5 megawatts each, supplying 50 percent of the projected total global power demand.”http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/wind-water-and-solar-power-for-the-world/
Mark Z. Jacobson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University was coauthor of another article. It can be found in Scientific America – “A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030”. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-path-to-sustainable-energy-by-2030/