University of Delaware Study: 90% Renewables Would Cut Electricity Costs in Half by 2030

Posted By Lowell F. on December 17th, 2012

This report is a great rebuttal to those who claim, erroneously, that clean energy means more expensive energy. To the contrary:

If 90 percent of the electric grid was powered with renewable energy sources like solar and wind, it would halve the cost of electricity by 2030, according to a new study released by the University of Delaware.

“There was a lot of stuff going on in this research that we didn’t expect,” said Willett Kempton, a professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy.

We found that it is possible to have a reliable electric system with a very high percentage of renewable penetration,” Kempton said. “That’s definitely not something that was believed to be the case.”

Let’s see: unlimited, made-in-the-USA energy that’s cheaper than fossil fuels, cleaner than fossil fuels, and as reliable as fossil fuels? Where can we sign up?

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