Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Study Predicts US Energy Future

"To reduce emissions to levels set by the climate bill (which we all know aren't nearly low enough), the US is going to need at least 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030. It's also going to need to reduce general power consumption by 8%, according to a study done by the Electric Power Research Institute, whose members are responsible for generating 90% of the nation's electricity. And that's just the tip of the iceberg of the group's forecast for the energy future of the United States . . .
According to Bloomberg, the report also calls for "building 100 million plug-in electric vehicles and retrofitting about 18 percent of U.S. coal-power plants to capture emissions." A pretty tall order, to say the least, considering we barely have a million Priuses on the road--100 million plug in electric in the next 20 years (even the next 40) would be fantastic, but is it feasible?"

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