Wind and solar could meet nearly all Midwest energy

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Wind and solar could meet nearly all Midwest energy needs

by 2050, researcher says

Written By Andy Balaskovitz06/02/2016

Photo By

Don Graham / Creative Commons

As lawmakers debate relatively modest renewable energy standards

across the Midwest

Or

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

Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa

Between

50 percent (Indiana)

And

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,

Commercial,

Residential

And

Concentrated solar,

With a small percentage from hydroelectric sources

Under the projected energy mixes.

http://midwestenergynews.com/2016/06/02/wind-and-solar-could-meet-nearly-all-midwest-energy-needs-by-2050-researcher-says/

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