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How Weather And An ‘Interstate of Renewable Energy’ Could Save The Climate By 2030

Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation are a major cause of anthropogenic climate change. The deployment of wind and solar power reduces these emissions, but is subject to the variability of the weather. In the present study, we calculate the cost-optimized configuration of variable electrical power generators using weather data with high spatial (13-km) and temporal (60-min) resolution over the contiguous US. Our results show that when using future anticipated costs for wind and solar, carbon dioxide emissions from the US electricity sector can be reduced by up to 80% relative to 1990 levels, without an increase in the levelized cost of electricity.

See link in Forbes for full story:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/02/15/how-weather-and-an-interstate-of-renewable-energy-could-save-the-climate-by-2030/#5616adf7285a

 

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