100% renewable US grid, DC makes a comeback + MORE
💥Energy Flux💥Wednesday 30th June 2021
Maintaining the US power grid in a steady state would be more expensive than transitioning to a renewables-heavy system, a new study reveals. But going beyond 90% renewable energy penetration pushes costs up exponentially for each incremental tonne of carbon abatement – which might mean there’s an enduring role for fossil fuels well beyond 2050.
That’s the lead story in today’s edition of Energy Flux, which looks like this:
💥US grid can run on 100% renewables – but should it?
⚡Transition lines – Decarbonisation stories you need to read
🧠Energised minds – Critical thinking on crucial energy issues
🙃‘And finally’ – Amusing energy-related tidbits from across the web