What will the U.S. grid mix look like in 2050? It depends on which models you follow.
The future according to the Energy Information Administration’s latest report: Wind will stop growing, coal will stop declining, demand for electricity will keep going up, and emission reductions will moderate. A lot of people are unhappy about it.
It’s no secret that EIA is ultra-conservative in its modeling. But why is there such a disconnect from the technological and economic shifts in energy markets? And why does EIA have such a hard time mapping technological change? We’ll offer some solutions to the government’s data problem.
Then: Cancel your trip to Disneyland, stock up on Coca-Cola, and hoard as many iPhones as possible. We’ll look at how the world’s biggest companies are detailing their risks associated with climate change.
Finally, we’ll end on a philosophical note: Who is to blame for climate change? Individuals? Companies? Governments? We’ll take a cue from an articulate 16-year-old in Davos.
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