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Energy Self-Reliant States

by on October 31, 2009

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Energy Self-Reliant States: Second and Expanded EditionPublished October 2009Author: John FarrellAvailable Now – Energy Self-Reliant States 2edHow self-sufficient in energy generation could states be if they relied only on their own renewable resources? In November 2008, ILSR began to address this question in the first edition of Energy Self-Reliant States.  That report included a limited set of resources – on-shore wind and rooftop solar photovoltaic PV – and also examined the potential for biomass-derived transportation fuels.  This updated edition of Energy Self-Reliant States narrows the focus to electricity, but includes virtually all renewable resources on shore and off shore wind, micro hydro, combined heat and power, geothermal, rooftop PV.  We also discuss the potential gains from improving energy efficiency and estimate the per kWh costs for each state to become energy independent.The data in this report suggest that every state could generate a significant percentage of its electricity with homegrown renewable energy. At least three-fifths of the fifty states could meet all their internal electricity needs from renewable energy generated inside their borders.  Every state with a renewable energy mandate can meet it with in-state renewable fuels. And, as the report discusses, even these estimates may be conservative.

via Energy Self-Reliant States: Second and Expanded Edition | The New Rules Project.

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  1. Similarly at the objectives of MAHB, Millennium Assesment of Human Behavior, is the program Florentine new renaissance for a new measurement of humanity.
    We hope to co-operate with MAHB . See http://www.edscuola.it/lre.html Paolo Manzelli , 13/APRIL/2010 FIRENZE (ITALY)

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