At this rate, it's going to take nearly 400 years to transform the energy system
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#1 Mar 14, 2018
"For starters, global energy consumption is likely to soar by around 30 percent in the next few decades as developing economies expand.(China alone needs to add the equivalent of the entire US power sector by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency.) To cut emissions fast enough and keep up with growth, the world will need to develop 10 to 30 terawatts of clean-energy capacity by 2050. On the high end that would mean constructing the equivalent of around 30,000 nuclear power plants—or producing and installing 120 billion 250-watt solar panels."
The EIA has predicted that to "replace" fueled transportation with alternative energy, it would take about 99 terawatts to replace the "fuel" with equivalent stored electricity, just here in the U.S.. Now that would take about 6 million square miles of solar PV panels spread out over several States. Could it be done? Yes, will it be done? Probably not in a few lifetimes. Since strategic arms limitation agreements have stifled the roll out of next generation nuclear plant construction, we have been saddled with tweaked LWR technology by the NRC. It's the same problem, different day with NO remediation in site. Wouldn't it be better to be able to construct smaller localized nuclear plants that use different technology and could "use up" remilled waste from old LWRs? You're on your own, get a solar PV, wind or hybrid generation system of your own. www.dsireusa.org ; www.bluepacificsolar.com ; www.wholesalesolar.com
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