Understanding Sustainability

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Ballesteros, Athena Ronquillo, John Coequyt, Marcelo Furtado, Jasper Inventor, Wolfram Krewitt, Daniel Mittler, Oliver Schäfer, Sonja Simon, Sven Teske, and Arthouros Zervos. 2007. Futu[r]e Investment: A Sustainable Investment Plan for the Power Sector to Save the Climate. Greenpeace International, European Renewable Energy Council, Stuttgart, Germany. [PDF]

Brodsky, Emily E. and Lia J. Lajoie. 2013. "Anthropogenic Seismicity Rates and Operational Parameters at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field." Science 341(6145):543-546. [PDF]

Clack, Christopher T.M., Staffan A. Qvist, Jay Apt, Morgan Bazilian, Adam R. Brandt, Ken Caldeira, Steven J. Davis, Victor Diakov, Mark A. Handschy, Paul D. H. Hines, Paulina Jaramillo, Daniel M. Kammen, Jane C.S. Long, M. Granger Morgan, Adam Reed, Varun Sivaram, James Sweeney, George R. Tynan, David G. Victor, John P. Weyant, and Jay F. Whitacre. 2017. "Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(26):6722–6727. [PDF] [story by Chris Mooney on the lawsuit filed by Jacobson challenging paper's claims]

Cox, Stan. 2017. "100 Percent Wishful Thinking: The Green-Energy Cornucopia." Green Social Thought 9 September.

  • "America does need to convert to fully renewable energy as quickly as possible. But juxtaposing the 100-percent scenarios that promise a permanent high-energy economy with critiques showing such projects to be futile should lead us to a different vision altogether: that, at least in affluent countries, it would be better simply to transform society so that it operates on far less end-use energy while assuring sufficiency for all. That would bring a 100%-renewable energy system within closer reach and avoid the outrageous technological feats and gambles required by high-energy dogma. It would also have the advantage of being possible." (par. 6)
  • "But the debate about hope ignores the relevant question: what are we hoping for? If our hope is to deploy solar and wind capacity that maintains indefinitely the current throughput of energy in the world’s affluent societies, then, yes, the situation is hopeless. But there can be other hopes that, although they’re looking dim for now, are at least within reach: that greenhouse warming can be limited sufficiently to allow communities around the world who are currently impoverished and oppressed to improve their lives; that access to food, water, shelter, safety, culture, nature, and other necessities becomes sufficient for all; or that exploitation and oppression of humans and nature be brought to an end." (par. 16)

Duffield, Wendell A. and John H. Sass. 2003. Geothermal Energy: Clean Power From the Earth’s Heat. Circular 1249, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

Eggert, Thomas. 2010. Wisconsin Green Jobs Report 2010: Employment, Investment, and Progress in Wisconsin's Green Economy. The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, Madison. [PDF

Inman, Mason. 2013. "Behind the Numbers on Energy Return on Investment." Scientific American 11 April.

Jacobson, Mark Z. 2009. "Review of Solutions to Global Warming, Air Pollution, and Energy Security." Energy & Environmental Science 2:148-173. [PDF] [news article]

Jacobson, Mark Z. and Mark A. Delucchi. 2009. "A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables. Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels." Scientific American November. [PDF]  [interactive website] [Jacobson debates nuclear vs. renewable energy with Stewart Brand on TED Talks]

Jacobson, Mark Z. and Mark A. Delucchi. 2009. "Powering a Green Planet: Sustainable Energy, Made Interactive." Scientific American November. [related article]

Jacobson, Mark Z., Mark A. Delucchi, Guillaume Bazouin, Zack A.F. Bauer, Christa C. Heavey, Emma Fisher, Sean B. Morris, Diniana J.Y. Piekutowski, Taylor A. Vencilla, and Tim W. Yeskoo. 2015. "100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States." Energy & Environmental Science 2:2093-2117. [PDF] [critique by Stan Cox in Green Social Thought]

Jacobson, Mark Z., Mark A. Delucchi, Zack A.F. Bauer, Savannah C. Goodman, William E. Chapman, Mary A. Cameron, Cedric Bozonnat, Liat Chobadi, Hailey A. Clonts, Peter Enevoldsen, Jenny R. Erwin, Simone N. Fobi, Owen K. Goldstrom, Eleanor M. Hennessy, Jingyi Liu, Jonathan Lo, Clayton B. Meyer, Sean B. Morris, Kevin R. Moy, Patrick L. O’Neill, Ivalin Petkov, Stephanie Redfern, Robin Schucker, Michael A. Sontag, Jingfan Wang, Eric Weiner, and Alexander S. Yachanin. 2017. "100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World." Joule 6 September. [PDF] [news summary]

Jones, Glenn A. and Kevin J. Warner. 2016. "The 21st century population-energy-climate nexus." Energy Policy 93:206-212.

  • "Abstract. World population is projected to reach 10.9 billion by 2100, yet nearly one-fifth of the world's current 7.2 billion live without access to electricity. Though universal energy access is desirable, a significant reduction in fossil fuel usage is required before mid-century if global warming is to be limited to <2 °C. Here we quantify the changes in the global energy mix necessary to address population and climate change under two energy-use scenarios, finding that renewable energy production (9% in 2014) must comprise 87–94% of global energy consumption by 2100. Our study suggests >50% renewable energy needs to occur by 2028 in a <2 °C warming scenario, but not until 2054 in an unconstrained energy use scenario. Given the required rate and magnitude of this transition to renewable energy, it is unlikely that the <2 °C goal can be met. Focus should be placed on expanding renewable energy as quickly as possible in order to limit warming to 2.5–3 °C." (p. 206)

Loftus, Peter J., Armond M. Cohen, Jane C.S. Long, and Jesse D. Jenkins. 2015. A critical review of global decarbonization scenarios: what do they tell us about feasibility? WIREs Climate Change 6:93-112. [PDF]

  •  "To be reliable guides for policymaking, these types of scenarios clearly need to be supplemented by more detailed analyses addressing the key constraints on energy system transformation, including technological readiness, economic costs, infrastructure and operational issues, and societal acceptability with respect to each of the relevant technology pathways." (p. 109)

Moriarty, Patrick and Damon Honnery. 2012. "Preparing for a low-energy future." Futures 44(10):883-892.

  • "A human needs economy will need to replace the growth economy." (p. 892)

Moriarty, Patrick and Damon Honnery. 2016. "Can renewable energy power the future?" Energy Policy 93:3-7.

  • "So, in meeting the challenges of the 21st century, the world now faces a triple uncertainty: in the timing and severity of climate change, in the future supply of fossil fuels, and—as argued here—in future RE availability. Fossil fuel use may have to be reduced to near zero in the coming decades, and future RE [renewable energy] output could be far below present energy use. Thus a prudent course would involve major energy reductions (Anderson, 2015; Moriarty and Honnery, 2012b). Not only will we need to maximise the energy services obtained from each unit of energy (for instance, through gains in technical energy efficiency), but we will likely also need to re-evaluate all energy-consuming tasks, discarding those that are less important." (p. 6)

Roberts, David. 2011c. "The Gobsmackingly Gargantuan Challenge of Shifting to Clean Energy." Grist 11 February.

Stram, Bruce N. 2016. "Key challenges to expanding renewable energy." Energy Policy 96:728-734.

Tester, Jefferson W., H.P. Meissner, Brian J. Anderson, Anthony S. Batchelor, David D. Blackwell, Ronald DiPippo, Elisabeth M. Drake, John Garnish, Bill Livesay, Michal C. Moore, Kenneth Nichols, Susan Petty, M. Nafi Toksöz, Robert R. Shrock, Ralph W. Veatch, Jr., Roy Baria, Chad Augustine, Enda Murphy, Petru Negraru, and Maria Richards. 2006. The Future of Geothermal Energy: Impact of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) on the United States in the 21st Century. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  [PDF

Wasserman, Harvey F. 2006. SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030. harveywasserman.com. ["From Ecotopia to Solartopi: A Visionary Conversation", Wasserman speaks with Ecotopia author, Ernest Callenbach

Worldwatch Institute. 2006. American Energy: The Renewable Path to Energy Security. Worldwatch Institute & Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

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