National Geographic: Blueprint For A Carbon-Free World

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Above: Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson and other researchers have calculated how to meet each state’s new power demands using only the renewable energies of wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and tiny amounts of tidal and wave available to each state. (Vaclav Volrab / Shutterstock).

Explore the Energy Mix for 100% Renewable Energy by Country

National Georgraphic has published an interractive tool that allows you to search their data base of nations and determine the mix of renewabale energy they could have if the were to move to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.

National Geographic describes the project: “Mark Jacobson, a Stanford engineering professor, believes the world can eliminate fossil fuels and rely on 100 percent renewable energy. Following up on his state-by-state road map for the United States, he has now released data on plans for how 139 countries could wean themselves from coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power. For more coverage of Mark Jacobson’s 100 percent renewable plans, 

For example, the mix for the United States would be:

– 30 percent onshore wind

– 17 percent off shore wind

– 24% solar plant

– 8% residential rooftop

– 7% commercial and government rooftop

– 7% concentrated solar

– 3% hydroplant

The project that this mix of energy would require 1.81% of the land area of the United States; would result in $8,019 per person per year and reduce energy demand by 44%.

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  • Aquifer

    ” …would result in $8,019 per person per year …”

    What does that mean? Cost folks that amount or save folks that amount?