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A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030

Scientific American 301, 58 – 65 (2009) 
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican1109-58

A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030

Mark Z. Jacobson & Mark A. Delucchi

KEY CONCEPTS

Supplies of wind and solar energy on accessible land dwarf the energy consumed by people around the globe.

The authors’ plan calls for 3.8 million large wind turbines, 90,000 solar plants, and numerous geothermal, tidal and rooftop photovoltaic installations worldwide.

The cost of generating and transmitting power would be less than the projected cost perkilowatt-hour for fossil-fuel and nuclear power.

Shortages of a few specialty materials, along with lack of political will, loom as the greatest obstacles.

 

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A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.