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Factoid 21: Renewables on the Rise

Posted on Jan 15, 2008 in Factoids, Featured | 0 comments

Factoid 21: Renewables on the Rise

Renewables Could Economically Provide 25% of U.S. Electricity and Transportation Fuel by 2025 On November 13, 2006, the RAND Corporation released a 73-page study, entitled “Impacts on U.S. Energy Expenditures of Increasing RENEWABLE ENERGY Use” which concludes that renewable energy could play a larger role in the U.S.’s energy future under the right conditions. The Energy Future Coalition, a nonprofit organization, asked RAND to assess the impact on energy expenditures as well as other impacts associated with the goal known as 25×25.  This refers to having 25 percent of the energy used for electricity and ground motor vehicle transportation fuels in the...

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Factoid 20: Renewable Energy Approaching Fossil Fuel Parity

Posted on Jan 12, 2008 in Factoids, Featured | 0 comments

Factoid 20: Renewable Energy Approaching Fossil Fuel Parity

Renewable Energy Becoming Cost-Competitive with Fossil Fuels in the U.S.  On September 18, 2006, the Worldwatch Institute and the Center for American Progress released a 40-page study “American Energy: The Renewable Path to Energy Security.” The report notes that renewable energy resources provide just over six percent of total U.S. energy today, but that figure could increase rapidly in the years ahead. Many of the new technologies that harness renewables — including WIND, SOLAR, GEOTHERMAL, and bio-power — are, or soon will be, economically competitive with the fossil fuels that meet 85 percent of U.S. energy needs. Dynamic growth rates are driving...

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Factoid 19: Vermont Can Be 50% Renewable by 2016

Posted on Jan 8, 2008 in Factoids, Featured | 0 comments

Factoid 19: Vermont Can Be 50% Renewable by 2016

Vermont Can Get More Than Half its Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by 2016 Vermont can get more than half its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2016, more than enough to replace the power the state currently gets from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant or from Hydro Quebec according to a new Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) report. The 26-page report, “A Decade of Change: A Vision for Vermont’s Renewable Energy Future” was authored by James Moore, a Clean Energy Advocate with VPIRG, and released on August 17, 2006. It outlines a clear, achievable path to a clean, safe and affordable electricity future for Vermont. SUMMARY: In...

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