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Stanford Study of 100% RENEWABLES Energy future for USA ( study for the rest of the world)

The 3 scenarios of SOLUTION - all 3 are cost effective !

1. STANFORD STUDY: Capital cost , such as the cost of building renewable energy power plants,  would be more than made up for over time. It would reduce power demand by about 37 percent, since fuel costs would be zero. It would also create manufacturing, installation and technology jobs .
 50 States | 50 Plans | Interactive

 

 

The 100% Energy Revolution (2. Greenpeace  & 3. IEA ) Scenarios:
Worldwide, By 2050, there will be huge savings in fuel supply costs, especially in transport and industry, with the phase-out of fossil fuels.
Because renewable energy has no fuel supply costs, the cost savings amount to $42 trillion or $1.1 trillion/year.
So the additional investment costs are covered entirely (107%) by fuel supply cost savings.

Renewable energy accounts for 87% of all energy jobs by 2030;

bulletsolar photovoltaic will provide 9.7 million jobs – equal to the number of coal jobs today,
bulletwhile employment in the wind sector will increase 10-fold from its current 700,000 to over 7.8 million – twice as many as the oil- and gas industry combined.

2050

New York State     

California

     

Washington

megawatts

Nbr

Total Megawatts

Nbr

Total MegaWatts

Nbr

Total MegaWatts
 5 wind turbines onshore 4,020 20,100   24,723 127,550   7,550 39,614
 5 wind turbines offshore 12,770 63,850   7,808 39,042   2,627 13,136
100 concentrated solar plants 387 38,700 1,226 122,642    
50 photovoltaic power plants 828 41,400 2,141 107,473 794 39,736
5-kilowatt residential rooftop photovoltaic 5 million 25,000 19.1 million 96,126 3,554,018 17,770
100-kilowatt commercial/government rooftop photovoltaic systems 500,000 50,000 1.29 million 129,424 255,210 25,521
100 geothermal plants 36 3600 72 9,188 9.5 951
0.75 wave devices 1,910 1432.5 4,964 3,723 1,284 963
1 tidal turbines 2,600 2,600 3,371 3,371 873 873
1,300 hydroelectric power plants, of which most exist 7 more 9,100   343
(0 more)
13,630   1.3 22,930
~261,000   652,169   161,494
A new study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to power California or New York State by wind, water and sunlight (WWS). The plan, shows the way to a sustainable, almost free energy supply that creates jobs and saves billions of dollars in pollution-related costs.

It fulfills all of the state's:

bullettransportation,
bulletelectric power,
bulletindustry heating and cooling energy with renewable energy.

It calculates:

bulletthe number of new devices 
bulletjobs created,
bulletamount of land and ocean areas required,
bulletpolicies needed for such an infrastructure change.
bulletair pollution mortality and morbidity impacts
bulletcosts based on multiple years of air quality data.

 

http://www.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/CaliforniaWWS.pdf see page 9
Source: https://woods.stanford.edu/news-events/news/envisioning-nation-run-clean-energy

What it takes for California,               Washington State

Myths and Realities about Wind, Water, and Sun
Versus Current Fuels


          Water Defense .org                  

Vancouver commits to run on 100% renewable energy within 20 years
More than 50 cities have announced they are on their way to 100% renewable energy including
San Diego and San Francisco, Sydney and Copenhagen.
Some are aiming for 2020, others by 2030 or 2035.

           Stanford in Scientific American

Air pollution–related deaths would decline by about 4,000  plus health costs savings totaling $33 billion – every year paying for the new power infrastructure needed within about 10-17 years.

bullet40% from wind power (NY),
bullet38% from  solar (NY) and
bullet22% from  hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave energy. (NY)

 

bulletAll vehicles would be electric .
bulletHome heating and air-conditioning:  Electricity-powered air- and ground-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, heat exchangers and backup electric resistance heaters would replace natural gas and oil .
bulletHome hot water:  Air- and ground-source heat pump water heaters powered by electricity and solar hot water preheaters .
bulletIndustrial processes: High temperatures would be obtained with electricity and hydrogen combustion.

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Dec 2015 Paris,
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QUESTIONABLE PREDICTIONS of 100% Energy Revolution (Greenpeace  & IEA ) Scenarios:

bullet"By 2030 the only investment in fossil fuels is in gas power plants which are switched from natural gas to renewable hydrogen between 2035 and 2050.
bullet18% BIOMASS by 2050 "

-- the Stanford Study has no "oxygen burning" & and is more likely

Wind turbines on the Tug Hill plateau in upstate New York.