This Ezra Klein podcast is by far the best overview I've come across about what will need to be done to change the United State's energy system:
Jesse Jenkins is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University and leads the Princeton ZERO Lab. He was a lead author of the Net Zero America report, the most comprehensive attempt to map out the different pathways to decarbonization I’ve seen. He also leads the REPEAT Project, which has done some of the most in-depth modeling of how the Inflation Reduction Act and other climate policies could affect emissions.
And I'm not just saying that because Professor Jenkins is an aerospace engineer.
Pay close attention to how much land is needed for wind and solar, and then consider your opinion on nuclear energy. (Which I talk about in Losing My Religions.)
|Santa Fe, NM. |
A good state for solar power.