Posts made in November, 2007

Fact 9: California Can Have 1/3 Green Power by 2020

Posted on Nov 12, 2007 in Facts | 0 comments

California Can Satisfy 33% of its Electricity Supply Needs with Renewable Energy by 2020 with Little or No Increase in Electricity Rates On November 1, 2005, the Center for Resource Solutions* submitted a 181-page report “Achieving a 33% Renewable Energy Target” to the CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (CPUC). The report, prepared as the result of work funded by the Energy Foundation at the request of the CPUC, found that it is economically and technologically feasible for California to meet 33 percent of its electric power supply with WIND, SOLAR, GEOTHERMAL and BIOMASS resources by 2020. Based on the best available data, the report determined that the...

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Factoid 8: Wind Power & Renewable Fuel

Posted on Nov 5, 2007 in Facts | 0 comments

Wind Power Could Generate 20% of U.S. Electricity by 2020; Renewable Fuels Can Largely Replace Gasoline by 2050 “The New Harvest: BIOFUELS and Windpower for Rural Revitalization and National Energy Security” is a 47-page study co-authored by Patrick Mazza (Climate Solutions) and Eric Heitz (President – Energy Foundation). It was released in November 2005. The study finds that renewable fuels from crops can largely replace gasoline. Wind power can generate a major share of U.S. electricity. America’s rural and agricultural heartland can be the go-to supplier for the nation’s energy future. And the U.S. can dramatically reduce global warming...

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