100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything: A book by Mark Jacobson

This webinar features author Mark Jacobson sharing his thoughts on the Green New Deal, renewables, carbon capture and more. This can be viewed at the official Youtube channel of the Cambridge University Press - Academic. Jacobson's book examines the science, engineering, economic, social, and political aspects of transitioning towns, cities, states, countries, businesses, and the world to 100 percent clean, renewable wind-water-solar (WWS) energy and storage for everything. Such a transition will address air pollution, global warming, and energy security simultaneously. The book also examines ways to reduce non-energy emissions. It concludes that a transition among all energy and non-energy sectors worldwide is technically and economically possible. The main obstacles appear to be social and political.

The book starts by defining the air pollution, global warming, and energy insecurity problems we seek to solve (Chapter 1). Chapter 2 then discusses WWS electricity and heat generating technologies; transportation technologies; building heating and cooling technologies, high-temperature industrial heat technologies; appliances, and machines needed for a transition. It further discusses energy efficiency measures, electricity storage, heat and cold storage, and hydrogen storage. Finally, it discusses methods of addressing non-energy sources of greenhouse gas and aerosol particle pollution. Chapter 3 goes into depth about why we do not need natural gas as a bridge fuel, fossil fuels with carbon capture, nuclear power, biomass (with or without carbon capture), biofuels, synthetic direct air capture, or geoengineering.

Because a 100 percent WWS world is mostly electrified, Chapter 4 focuses on electricity basics. Solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind will likely comprise the largest share of a WWS world. As such, Chapter 5 discusses solar PV and solar radiation in depth. Chapter 6 discusses onshore and offshore wind. Chapter 7 moves on to discuss steps in developing a 100 percent WWS roadmap for a country, state, or city. Chapter 8 explains how to match power demand with supply with 100 percent WWS plus storage. Finally, Chapter 9 outlines my personal journey toward 100 percent; the movement that has arisen around the 100 percent WWS roadmaps; laws and commitments that have been implemented to date due to them; and the policies needed in the future to finally solve the problems of air pollution, global warming, and energy security.

The powerpoint slides of each chapter can be accessed through the official webpage of the book.

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