By [email protected] Not long ago, energy nerds were pondering the feasibility of 20 percent renewables on the electric grid. Now we’re long past that.
Today, the conversation is centered around 100 percent renewables economy-wide — thanks largely to a body of work developed by Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues. Since 2009, he’s argued that 100 percent renewables is not only feasible, it’s desirable.
But as the stakes get higher, the debate gets more intense. Jacobson has picked up many high-profile supporters — but he’s also picked up a lot of critics, who believe his work is faulty and shortsighted.
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