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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]

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]

CommodityOnline. 2010. "Ambitious N. Africa Solar Plans, Export to Europe." CommodityOnline 26 March.

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)

Dauer, Ulrike. 2009. "Sahara Solar-Power Consortium's Plans Advance." The Wall Street Journal 30 October.

Delucchi Mark A. and Mark Z. Jacobson. 2010. "Providing all Global Energy with Wind, Water, and Solar Power, Part II: Reliability, System and Transmission Costs, and Policies." Energy Policy 31 December.  [abstract]  [PDF]  [part 1 (PDF) [related article by authors]  [news story by National Geographic]  [related news story[Jacobson debates nuclear vs. renewable energy with Stewart Brand on TED Talks]

Denholma, Paul and Robert M. Margolis. 2008. "Land-use Requirements and the Per-capita Solar Footprint for Photovoltaic Generation in the United States." Energy Policy 36(9):3531-3543.                                                 

Desertec. n.d. The European Union’s Desertec Solar Energy from the Sahara Project. Website, Desertec Foundation, Hamburg, Germany. [PDF]

EPIA. 2011. Solar Generation 6. Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Empowering the World. European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and Greenpeace International. [PDF] [related video]

Fthenakis, Vasilis, James E. Mason, and Ken Zweibel. 2009. "The Technical, Geographical, and Economic Feasibility of Solar Energy to Supply the Energy Needs of the US." Energy Policy 37:387-399. [PDF]

Helweg-Larsen, Tim, Jamie Bull, Paul Allen, Arthur Girling, Peter Harper, Joe Atkinson, Ben Coombes, Peter Meirion-Jones, Tariq Abdulla, Richard Hampton, James Livingstone, Nick Swallow, Linda Forbes, Sue Waring, Duncan Josh, Gavin Harper, and Jo Abbess. 2007. Zero Carbon Britain: An Alternative Energy Strategy. Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, U.K. [PDF]

Hvelplund, Frede, Niels I. Meyer, Poul Erik Morthorst, Jesper Munksgaard, Peter Karnøe, and Kirsten Sophie Hasberg. 2012. Policies for a transition to 100% renewable energy systems in Denmark before 2050. Coherent Energy and Environmental System Analysis, Background Report Part 4, September 2012. A strategic research project financed by The Danish Council for Strategic Research Programme Commission on Sustainable Energy and Environment. Department of Development and Planning Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. [PDF]

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. 2010. "Providing all Global Energy with Wind, Water, and Solar Power, Part I: Technologies, Energy Resources, Quantities and Areas of Infrastructure, and Materials." Energy Policy 30 December. [PDF] [part 2 (PDF)[related article by authors] [news story in National Geographic[Jacobson debates nuclear vs. renewable energy with Stewart Brand on TED Talks]

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]

Jacobson, Mark Z., Robert W. Howarth, Mark A. Delucchi, Stan R. Scobie, Jannette M. Barth, Michael J. Dvorak, Megan Klevze, Hind Katkhuda, Brian Miranda, Navid A. Chowdhury, Rick Jones, Larsen Plano, and Anthony R. Ingraffe. 2013. "Response to comment on paper examining the feasibility of changing New York State's energy infrastructure to one derived from wind, water, and sunlight." Energy Policy 62:1212-1215.

Jacobson, Mark Z., Robert W. Howarth, Mark A. Delucchi, Stan R. Scobie, Jannette M. Barth, Michael J. Dvorak, Megan Klevze, Hind Katkhuda, Brian Miranda, Navid A. Chowdhury, Rick Jones, Larsen Plano, and Anthony R. Ingraffea. 2013. "Examining the feasibility of converting New York State’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one using wind, water, and sunlight." Energy Policy 57:585-601. [PDF] [comment by Gilbraith et al. (PDF)] [response by Jacobson et al. to Gilbraith et al. comment]

Jeffries, Barney with Editors Stephan Singer and Jean-Philippe Denruyter. 2011. The Energy Report: 100% Renewable Energy by 2050. World Wildlife Fund International, Gland. [news report]

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)

Lu, Xi, Michael B. McElroy, and Juha Kiviluoma. 2009. "Global Potential for Wind-generated Electricity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(27):10933-10938. [PDF] [news story]  

Lund, Henrik and B.V. Mathiesen. 2009. "Energy System Analysis of 100% Renewable Energy Systems: The Case of Denmark in Years 2030 and 2050." Energy 34(5):524-531.

Lund, Henrik and Poul Alberg Østergaard. 2009. "Sustainable Towns: The Case of Frederikshavn Aiming at 100 % Renewable Energy." Pages 155-168 in Woodrow (Woody) W. Clark (ed.), Sustainable Communities. Springer, Dordrecht. [pre-publication draft (PDF)

Lund, Henrik. 1999. "A Green Energy Plan for Denmark: Job Creation as a Strategy to Implement Both Economic Growth and a CO2 Reduction." Environmental and Resource Economics 14:431-439. [abstract full with paper download available in PDF]

Lund, Henrik. 2014. Renewable Energy Systems: A Smart Energy Systems Approach to the Choice and Modeling of 100% Renewable Solutions, Second Edition, Academic Press, New York. [Purchase chapters in PDF here] [First edition, 2009. Renewable Energy Systems: The Choice and Modeling of 100% Renewable Solutions.]

Meinhold, Bridgette. 2009. "$555 Billion Sahara Solar Energy Belt Takes Giant Step Forward." Inhabitat 3 November.

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)

Possner, Anna and Ken Caldeira. 2017. "Geophysical potential for wind energy over the open oceans." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 9 October. [news report by Chris Mooney in the Washington Post]

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

Rosenthal, Elisabeth. 2010a. "Portugal Gives Itself a Clean-Energy Makeover." New York Times 9 August.

Schwartzman, David and Peter Schwartzman. 2013. "A Rapid Solar Transition is not only Possible, it is Imperative!" African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development 5(4):297-302. [PDF]

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

Teske, Sven, Arthouros Zervos, Christine Lins, and Josche Muth. 2010. Energy [r]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook, 3rd Edition. Greenpeace International, European Renewable Energy Council, Stuttgart, Germany. [1st Edition 2007 (PDF)] [2nd Edition 2008 (PDF)] [3rd Edition 2010 (PDF)] [2015 version]

Trieb, Franz, Christoph Schillings, Stefan Kronshage, Dr. Uwe Klann, Dr. Peter Viebahn, Nadine May, Regina Wilde, Christian Paul, Malek Kabariti, Abdelaziz Bennouna, Hani El Nokraschy, Samir Hassan, Laila Georgy Yussef, Tewfik Hasni, Nasir El Bassam, and Honorat Satoguina. 2005. Concentrating Solar Power for the Mediterranean Region. Final Report. German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, Section Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment. Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Stuttgart, Germany. [PDF]

Wright, Matthew, Patrick Hearps, Mark Ogge, Derek Bolton, Pablo Brait, James Bramwell, Rob Campbell, Kevin Casey, Chris Clement, Vernon Crock, Richard Denby, Andy Dinning, Rebecca Dunn, Dominic Eales, Tim Forcey, Trent Hawkins, Nina Muhleisen, Kevin Yeh, Adrian Young, Reuben Finighan, Paul Fleckney, Naomi Francis, Chloe Hanson-Boyd, Rob Harrington, Patrick Hearps, James Hutchison, Richard Keech, Jim Lambert, Eytan Lenko, Dylan McConnell, Ben Robotham, and Matthew Sullivan. 2010. Zero Carbon Australia: Stationary Energy Plan. Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne. [PDF]  [see also Zero Carbon Britain]

Zehner, Ozzie. 2012. Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. [author interview in Truthout] [review by Tom Zeller] [introduction (PDF)] [author video presentation]

  • "Building a heavy box with wheels and then shoving it thousands of miles down a road requires a lot of energy. There's no physical way around that. Electric car companies haven't found a way around the physics. But they've created an illusion that they have." (from interview in Truthout)
  • "Finally, there's the influence of media, which I spend a whole chapter dissecting in Green Illusions. Green media has become a war of press releases—a contest of half-baked models and glorified science fair experiments. It doesn't have to be this way. We can change it all if we are willing to think and inquire differently as concerned citizens." (from Truthout interview)
  • "Subsidies for electric cars are ultimately a subsidy to car culture and the infrastructure that goes with it. Car culture is not sustainable within the limits we face to growth." (from Truthout interview)

Zweibel, Ken, James Mason, and Vasilis Fthenakis. 2008. "A Solar Grand Plan: By 2050 Solar Power Could End U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil and Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions." Scientific American 298(January):64-73. [PDF] [related short video]

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