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Monday, January 31, 2011

Big Challenge

...here is what the International Energy Agency says will have to be built every year between now and 2050: 35 coal-fired and 20 gas-fired power plants with carbon capture and storage; 30 nuclear power plants; 12,000 onshore wind turbines paired with 3,600 offshore ones; 45 geothermal power plants; 325 million square meters-worth of photovoltaics; and 55 solar-thermal power plants.

Green Energy’s Big Challenge: The Daunting Task of Scaling Up

Read the whole thing.

Note the comments. Even among climate hawks there is serious dissension. For example, some are passionately against nuclear, but we will need nuclear in the mix if we're going to succeed. Will this dissension hamper progress? I hope not.

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