Wind and solar could meet nearly all Midwest energy needs
by 2050, researcher says
Written By Andy Balaskovitz06/02/2016
As lawmakers debate relatively modest renewable energy standards
across the Midwest
Seek to halt them all together
Clean energy groups, public officials and
California researcher’s highlighted plans last month for the region
To get to 100 percent renewable by 2050.
Led by Mark Jacobson, director of Stanford University’s Atmosphere and Energy Program,
The Solutions Project says each state can hit a 100 percent renewable
Mix through wind, water and solar within 35 years.
For seven Midwest states
50 percent (Indiana)
79 percent (Minnesota)
Of the projected energy mix
could come from a combination of onshore
and offshore wind.
The remaining supply would
mostly comprise utility-scale,
With a small percentage from hydroelectric sources
Under the projected energy mixes.