100% Renewables Plan Has ‘Significant Shortcomings,’ Say Climate and Energy Experts

By [email protected] It’s a common claim from advocates: We know we can create a 100 percent renewable grid, because Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson said we can.

Jacobson’s peer-reviewed studies assert that it is possible to convert all energy use in the U.S. to wind, water and solar — while maintaining grid reliability, saving money and creating jobs.

It will require a World War II-style mobilization, he notes. But it’s possible.

But that conclusion is now being questioned in a big way.

On Monday, a battalion of fellow energy researchers published a rebuttal to Jacobson’s plan in the same prestigious journal where his study first appeared. The

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