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Author Topic: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth  (Read 8228 times)

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    • Agelbert Truth AND Consequences
The Fossil Fuelers are going HATE this plan to make New York State 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030! That's even ahead of my 2035 (less than 100%) prediction! Excellent!

Examining the feasibility of converting New York Stateís all-purpose energy infrastructure to one using wind, water, and sunlight

a b s t r a c t

This study analyzes a plan to convert New York Stateís (NYSís) all-purpose (for electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, and industry) energy infrastructure to one derived entirely from wind,water, and sunlight (WWS) generating electricity and electrolytic hydrogen. 

Under the plan, NYSís 2030 all-purpose end-use power would be provided by

10% on shore wind (4020 5-MW turbines),

40% off shore wind (12,700 5-MW turbines),

10% concentrated solar (387 100-MW plants),

10% solar-PV plants (828 50-MW plants),

6% residential roof top PV (5 million 5-kW systems),

12% commercial/ government roof top PV (500,000 100-kW systems),

5% geothermal (36 100-MW plants),

0.5% wave (1910 0.75-MW devices),

1% tidal (2600 1-MW turbines), and

5.5% hydroelectric (6.6 1300-MW plants, of which 89% exist  ;D). At most, about 944 MW of additional installed hydroelectric will be needed.
See pdf for explanation of "6.6" hydroelectric plants meaning.

Mined natural gas and liquid biofuels are excluded from the NYS plan for the reasons given in the pdf link below. Jacobson and Delucchi (2011) explain why nuclear power and coal with carbon capture are also excluded.   ;D

The conversion would reduce NYSís end-use power demand 37% and stabilize energy prices since fuel costs would be zero.  

It would create more jobs than lost because nearly all NYS energy would now be produced in-state. 

NYS air pollution mortality and its costs would decline by 4000 (1200Ė7600) deaths/yr, and $33(10Ė76) billion/yr (3% of 2010 NYS GDP), respectively, alone repaying the 271 GW installed power needed within 17 years, before accounting for electricity sales.

NYSís own emission decreases would reduce 2050 U.S. climate costs by $3.2 billion/yr. 

2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


So is all of this just crazy and unrealistic? Consider some facts about the impressive growth of solar energy of late:

A solar energy system is now installed every four minutes in the U.S., according to GTM Research. By 2016, thatís projected to be down to 83 seconds.

According to the Solar Energy Industry Organization, the price of a solar panel has declined 60 percent just since 2011.

Walmart is now producing more solar power at its stores than 38 U.S. states.

The producers of this study have stated they will ALSO soon publish a 100% Renewable Energy Transition Study for EVERY OTHER STATE!

Mark Ruffalo wants you to imagine a 100 percent clean energy future

Expect MKing to label this feasability study as "hopium and fartium".  What else can expect from someone enamored with Social Darwinism?"
Leges         Sine    Moribus     Vanae   
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