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Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

24 Sep 201417:30
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Talks by MIT speaker John Reilly and CEA speaker Jim Burpee "Prospects and Challenges for High Penetration of Renewable Energy", John Reilly, MIT Renewables electricity sources are a seemingly attractive low-carbon option to substitute for coal or gas generation.  Regional availability of high quality wind and solar resources varies, but at least in the United States, most regions have significant resources. Expanding the options to biomass, hydroelectricity, and geothermal creates greater opportunities.

Can renewables become the dominant source of electricity in Canada and the USA?

25 Sep 201417:30
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20:00

"Rapid innovation and growth in renewable energy", a talk by MIT's Jessica Trancik Renewable energy technologies have sustained high growth rates over the past 30 years [1], with solar and wind energy production growing at roughly 30% per year, due to a combination of technology cost improvement and public policy incentives.

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