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Biden Administration Releases Plan to Shift Half of U.S. Energy to Solar by 2050

The Biden administration on Wednesday released an outline mapping out how the U.S. could produce half of its electricity using solar power by 2050 — a sizeable undertaking given that it accounted for just 4 percent of the country’s electricity last year.

The blueprint showed the U.S. would have to double the amount of solar energy installed each year over the next four years and then double it again by 2030.

While the report says the increase is in line with what has been recommended by climate scientists to prevent the worst effects of global warming, it would upend current technology and the energy industry.

Meeting that goal would require trillions of dollars in investments by homeowners, businesses and the government. As the New York Times notes, the electric grid, which was designed for coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, would need to be almost entirely redone with the addition of batteries, transmission lines and other technologies with the ability to collect electricity while the sun is shining and send it cross country.

Natural gas and coal currently account for roughly 60 percent of the country’s energy. A report by the Energy Department earlier this year predicted that renewable energy would grow from contributing 20 percent of the country’s electricity now to 42 percent by 2050 based on current trends and policies.

(Excerpt) Continue reading at National Review

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Chris Blackwood

These are the sporadic musings, rants, and ramblings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly thrilled with the direction that America is taking today. I'm extremely opinionated where politics are concerned.

I'm a common sense conservative and a political atheist. I follow politics closely, but I don't believe a word the government tells me. I call it like I see it and I don't mince any words. Life is too short to stay quiet.

Nope, this isn't just a kitty blog anymore, although there will be some of that too . . .

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