Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions?
Original story at Utility Dive• 12 mentions • 3 months ago
Utility Dive 3 months ago
President Trump is expected this week to issue an executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan, part of a slate of actions designed to undo former President Obama's climate and energy initiatives.That sentiment, however, has not stopped researchers from contending with the realities of climate change and how to prevent it. One new literature review in particular raises some key issues for policymakers. The research review, commissioned by the Energy Innovation Reform Project (EIRP), examines the best route to “deep decarbonization” of the power sector — nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. It argues 100% renewables is ...