“Ethical Markets highly recommends this new report “2030: Plummeting Solar, Wind, and Battery Costs can Accelerate our Clean Energy Future” from the University of California, Berkeley, thanks to referral Goldman School of Public Policy, from our colleague NASA Chief Scientist, Langley, VA. We find this research comports with our own findings in our Green Transition Scoreboard report: “Transitioning to Science – Based Investing, 2009-2020“. Both are must reading to steer all the financial stimulus in the USA and European Union toward a cleaner, greener, knowledge-richer future with access and equity for all in all countries .
~Hazel Henderson, Editor“
U.S. can reach 90% clean energy by 2035 without higher costs, report says
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The United States can deliver 90 percent clean, carbon-free electricity nationwide by 2035, dependably, at no extra cost to consumer bills and without the need for new fossil fuel plants, according to a study released today from the Center for Environmental Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. The study also finds that without robust policy reforms, most of the potential to reduce emissions and increase jobs would not be realized. 2035 Report: Plummeting Solar, Wind, and Battery Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Energy Future is the first study of its kind to show how recent cost declines for solar, wind, and battery storage allow the U.S. to dramatically reduce generation and emissions from existing fossil power plants, while retiring coal and reducing gas generation by 70 percent.