If all goes as planned, California could use 100% renewable energy by 2050
California is currently at the forefront in the United States, bringing home new renewable energy options and stepping away from conventional coal-fired power plants. Not so surprisingly, the state could soon be powered 100% by renewable energy and Stanford has recently presented a “roadmap” to accomplish this goal by 2050. Using wind, water and sunlight to its benefit, California could soon begin basking in clean and green energy, while reducing emissions and its carbon footprint.
According to the Stanford paper, wind, concentrated solar, geothermal, solar photovoltaics, tidal, wave, and hydroelectric power are the best renewable energy sources for California. The development of this infrastructure and the running of the same could create 220,000 more long-term jobs and could also help eliminate between 3,800 and 23,200 premature deaths a year attributable to air pollution. We’d like to see this plan come to life and for other states to work on one like this too! It’s time to go green after all folks!
[Via – Inhabitat]