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Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions?

Original story at Utility Dive• 12 mentions • 5 months ago

Utility Dive 5 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 ...
 
 
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What they're saying:

24 Mar
Joe Nyangon @JoeNyangon
“Overbuilding” renewables, results in a lower system utilization rate and a higher cost per unit of #energy: https://t.co/TZx2jvVbjh
22 Mar
Brendon Slotterback @bslotterback
A helpful overview of differing viewpoints on deep decarbonization pathways for the US. https://t.co/TFUHbQAWmk
21 Mar
Climate Central @ClimateCentral
Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions? https://t.co/vUxoADOe2G via @UtilityDive https://t.co/3KoyoygQqV
21 Mar
EDF Climate & Energy @EDFEnergyEX
Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions? via @UtilityDive. https://t.co/eR04QBRXfr
20 Mar
Urban Green Council @UrbanGreenNY
Are renewables the most effective way to mitigate climate change? Dispatchable-base resources should join the mix. https://t.co/IIx9vtEf7z
20 Mar
Breakthrough @TheBTI
RT @MarianSwain: Including nuclear + CCS alongside renewables reduces cost of deep decarbonization for power sector https://t.co/vvl9tgBBWC
20 Mar
JesseJenkins @JesseJenkins
What's the best way to get to zero carbon power systems? I chat w/@UtilityDive on my recent review of research field https://t.co/iUX2ZCQxnd
20 Mar
Renewable Search @RenewableSearch
Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions? https://t.co/vdd1ePW443 #utility #renewable https://t.co/blEopzz8Rq
20 Mar
Alan Nogee @alannogee
RT @bradplumer: My super-boring take on whether 100% renewable is the best option for decarbonization: It depends! https://t.co/d76sbwYnQU
20 Mar
Alex Trembath @atrembath
Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions? https://t.co/bhwforMdLK @UtilityDive on @JesseJenkins @samthernstrom
20 Mar
George Hoberg @ghoberg
RT @bradplumer: My super-boring take on whether 100% renewable is the best option for decarbonization: It depends! https://t.co/d76sbwYnQU