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US energy sources could be mostly renewable by 2030

21 February 2012

A US government agency has found renewable energy could become the country’s major energy source in two decades.

Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) compared the geography of electricity demand with potential supply from solar and wind resources. They concluded 70% of US electricity demand in 2030 could be met by wind and solar as well as 15% from hydroelectric and nuclear, leaving only 15% of power dependent on fossil fuels.

The NOAA analysis joins a growing number of studies concluding renewable energy can repower at least some of the world within decades:

The new NOAA study is particularly notable in that it comes from one of the world’s most fossil-fuel-addicted governments.

To avoid dangerous global warming, we urgently need to shift our global energy system from fossil fuels to renewable sources. All these studies are telling us we can make this transition if we put our minds to it. It’s time to get on with it.

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One comment

  1. Its good.Not only us rather whole world shoud do this



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