A new study led by researchers at Stanford and Cornell Universities reveals that New Yorkers could potentially rely solely on clean technology within the next 17 years.
But making the switch to clean energy and meeting a goal of 100 percent rewnewables by 2030 isn’t a debate about whether the technology is available. [...] The switch will largely depend on market demand and political support. Katherine Kennedy of the Natural Resources Defense Council explains: “It depends on the political will we can muster and our ability to invest in these resources.
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In his study, Jacobson finds that while a WWS conversion would initially result in capital cost increases, such as the cost of building renewable energy power plants, these costs would be more than made up for over time by the elimination of fuel costs. ”Converting to wind, water and sunlight is feasible, will stabilize costs of energy and will produce jobs while reducing health and climate damage,” writes Jacobson in the study.