Is 100% Renewable Energy Feasible? New Paper Argues for a Different Target

We need all the tools in the low-carbon toolbox to get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, top energy researchers say.

“If we push down the avenue of 100 percent renewables, it will become very obvious very quickly that it is neither cheap nor effective,” Clack said. “We worry that it could be used by our opponents to diminish the role of renewable energy on the grid.  We worry if we oversell them, it will lead to disappointment and backlash.”

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