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Renewable Energy No Nuclear- An Environmental Engineer’s 2030 Forecast

May 16, 2013

In this month’s Report on Business Magazine, a  supplement that comes with The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s national newspapers, Stanford University’s Mark Jacobson provides a best case scenario for powering our planet in the year 2030. A civil and environmental engineer, Jacobson statesthat the only thing impeding this outcome is“lobbyists and special interest groups, particularly from the energy companies that would stand to lose from a conversion.”

Jacobson’s energy mix includes wind, concentrated solar (molten salt heated by solar mirrors), photovoltaics, geothermal, tidal and wave, and hydroelectricity. No coal fired power plants. No natural gas plants. and no nuclear.  (read more.....   

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